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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.

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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.