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Under iOS and Android


ETC releases new mobile apps for Eos consoles

Both remote apps boast fully-redesigned user interfaces, more intuitive connectivity and an expanded feature set, including a full-feature keyboard and direct selects. This redesign is available as a free update for anyone who has previously purchased the iRFR or aRFR application.

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In London


Hazy Days on the River Bank with MDG

The production’s lighting designer, Howard Harrison, as big fan of MDG, insisted on using two ATMe™ haze generators for the musical The Wind in the Willows.

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Opera festival


Philips Vari Lite moves Soirees Lyrique de Sanxay

Philips Lighting has worked closely with Opera Sanxay to introduce the first-ever moving light rig, consisting of Vari Lite fixtures for the celebrated Soirées Lyrique de Sanxay opera festival

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A Critical Tool for Composer John Powell


Meyer Sound's New Bluehorn System

Meyer Sound has announced availability of the Bluehorn System, a technology breakthrough that for the first time achieves flat amplitude and phase response from 25 Hz to 20 kHz in a large-format loudspeaker.

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Under the sun


Nexo’s line Array STM wins place in the heart of Tahiti

Nexo’s flagship modular line array, the STM Series, has been installed in its most exotic location to date – the To’Ata Showground in Papeete, the capital of Tahiti.

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At IBC 2017


Yamaha Launches MMP1 Studio Monitor Management System

Although many elements of audio production are nowadays an integral part of high-performance DAWs, even the most practical in-the-box systems still need peripherals for full studio functionality. Yamaha’s new MMP1 Studio Monitor Management System is a system management solution for DAW-based production environments in one versatile, great-sounding and cost-effective unit.

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Get connected with the DiGiCo S-Series

DiGiCo has announced the launch of a new DMI-MIC Pre-Amp Card for its S-Series digital mixing consoles, offering additional connectivity. The S-Series has already benefitted from an increase from 40 to 48 flexi channels as part of a recent update, and the new DMI-MIC Pre-Amp Card adds an extra eight mic inputs, connected via a 25-way D-sub, using the same great pre-amps already found in the console.

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At the Summer Series festival


Avolites provides full control to John Partridge’s lighting design

An Avolites Arena lighting console was used to program and operate the striking lighting design for Tom Misch at his outdoor headline show at the Summer Series festival held at Somerset House, London.

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Powersoft’s Quattrocanali DSP+D Nominated for NAMM TEC Award

Powersoft, announced that its Quattrocanali DSP+D featuring built-in digital signal processing has received a nomination for Outstanding Technical Achievement for the 33rd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards.

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Dubai Opera upgrades house rigs with Claypaky investment

Dubai Opera, located in what is claimed to be 'the most prestigious square kilometre in the world' in Downtown Dubai, has recently purchased 37 x Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K10s as part of a technical upgrade to the event space's lighting rigs. 

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For theaters and TV studios


Martin Introduces MAC Encore Performance

Full-featured, whisper-silent LED moving head delivers light quality and consistent performance levels in an LED-based stage lighting unit. US tour dates announced.

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GLP JDC1 Led Strobe redefines the hybrid paradigm

The JDC1 unquestionably redefines the strobe function and creates a whole new class of projector that goes way beyond the standard definition of a hybrid.

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At Plasa 2017


Soundcraft to announce the Vi1000 digital mixing console

The new Vi1000 offers 96 input channels with 24 mono/stereo mix busses, plus LRC master busses, and support for Dante audio networking - all in a compact form factor, ideal for smaller touring projects, corporate AV applications, as well as music venue and theatre in search of a versatile digital mixer.

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Ludovic Monchat is appointed Editor-in-Chief of Soundlightup

Under the pseudonym Ludovic Monchat, he has been signing articles about audio in the technical press for more than 20 years. Under his name Jean-Luc Emanuele, he is co-founder of SLU and President of Art&Show s.a.s., the company that owns SoundLightUp.

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Robert Juliat Lancelot And SpotMe Perform Swimmingly at FINA Aquatic Championships with Concept K

Four Robert Juliat’s 4000W HTI Lancelot fixtures were the followspots of choice for Frédéric “Aldo” Fayard, the lighting designer behind the Opening Ceremony, as well as SpotMe, the Robert Juliat’s 3-D real-time tracking system.

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For Africa and the Middle East


Ayrton Appoints Zane Cretten as Regional Sales Manager

Ayrton announce the appointment of Zane Cretten as a new member of its expanding sales team. Based in South Africa, Cretten will take the responsibility for sales across Africa and the Middle East.

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At Glastonbury festival


Sustainable SGM lights for Glasto’s Greenpeace Field

At Glastonbury’s Greenpeace Field, a Huge 20m tree, served as a hub for DJ sets and during the day it stood tall as an environmental beacon. It came alive at night under SGM G-Spot: G4 and G-1.

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New La Seine Musicale Complex in Paris Features Amadeus Speaker Systems

The recently opened La Seine Musicale music complex just outside Paris center is a marvel of performance spaces. Amadeus, based in Paris, one of the manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems, was chosen to equip the two main concert halls of the Seine Musicale building complex with their specially developed speaker systems.

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17 – 19 September 2017


Ayrton launch Ghibli and MiniPanel-FX at PLASA 2017

Ayrton will launch of exciting new products, Ghibli and MiniPanel-FX at the 40th PLASA London show where it will exhibit alongside its exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions.

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Moving-head, discharge lamp spotlight


Martin Mac Axiom hybrid: plain, simple and efficient

The Mac Axiom Hybrid is a compact and powerful mover, delivering a potent beam, but also offering effects and features specific to spot fixtures, with a wide-range linear zoom. Let's take a closer look...

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126 Claypaky Mythos in the Utah’s Desert

When WestJet Airlines wanted to celebrate its 21st birthday, the company decided to offer it’s passagers a massive light show in Utah’s Mojave Desert

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In Dominican Republic and India


Elation Platinum Beam Punch on Justin Bieber Shows

In Dominican Republic, The lighting Designer Cory FitzGerald had 120 of the pioneering Elation Platinum Beam 5R™ at his disposal to provide eye-catching barrages of thick beams.

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Beam, Spot, wash


Robe launches new MegaPointe worldwide

Robe goes Mega this morning with the global launch of its new multi-functional moving light fixture … the MegaPointe! It will appear on their first international trade show at PLASA London. This follows a series of eye-catching and intriguing teaser videos “Now there is MEGA”.

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Do Not Open tour


With Ayrton Cory FitzGerald throws light on The Chainsmokers Memories…

Signature to the show’s design were 126 MagicPanel fixtures from Ayrton, with 42 of the new MagicPanel-FX and 84 MagicPanel-R forming a dynamic ceiling of light above the duo, and 18 Ayrton MagicDot-R fronting their DJ booth.

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« The Analogues » go digital with SSL Live

The Analogues is an extraordinary band with an ambitious mission. The aim is to recreate, live, the last six Studio albums of The Beatles using the same instruments, amplifiers, and so on, and the same arrangements, complete with live strings and horns.

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Active Acoustic System Supports Dynamic and Collaborative Learning


The A.P. Moller Foundation Makes Sound Investment in Education with Meyer Sound Constellation

With the installation of Constellation acoustic system by Meyer Sound, Copenhagen's new Maersk Building demonstrates a major commitment to world-class dynamic and collaborative 21st century learning. The striking new Maersk Tower showcases Constellation in three distinct auditoriums with more than 300 loudspeakers in three venues.

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For the One On One Tour


Roy Bennett takes the Robert Juliat Dalis with Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney’s long-running One on One World Tour has added 21 dates in the US this summer and autumn, with Robert Juliat Dalis LED footlights.

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ETC launches Unison Paradigm Inspire control stations

ETC has expanded its Unison Paradigm line of architectural lighting controls, increasing lighting station options with the line of Inspire control stations and making it easier to comply with the new Dual Tech sensors.

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No Sign of Panic


Udo Lindenberg on Arena Tour With GLP

éGünter Jäckle, his lighting designer and operator, is using a lot of fixtures GLP: 28 brand new JDC1 strobes, 24 impression X4 Bar10 as well as 24 GT-1 hybrids.

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Ayrton IntelliPix-XT Support Heavy Entertainment for Robbie Williams

In a design set to dazzle in keeping with the effervescent star, lighting designer, Mark Cunniffe, opted to use 200 Ayrton IntelliPix-XT™ LED matrix fixtures to line the front edges of the stage, which is – what else – star-shaped.

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In Seoul - South Korea


Martin Takes Illumination to New Heights at Lotte World Tower

Hansam System recently installed a comprehensive Martin lighting solution in Lotte World Tower, South Korea’s tallest skyscraper and the fifth tallest building in the world.

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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.