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DiGiCo Helps Put the Music into Musical on La La Land in Concert

SD7 and SD10 consoles are specified by FOH engineer Troy Choi to mix live orchestra, jazz ensemble and choir accompaniment on global trek of film showings.

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Sixty82 Appoints First International Distributors

Newly-launched in March 2018, Sixty82, is a manufacturer of trussing and staging systems, and just announced the appointment of its first european distribution partners.

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DLIVE V1.7 FIRMWARE ADDS SHURE WIRELESS CONTROL, PRIME IO AND ROUTING FLEXIBILITY

Allen & Heath has released dLive V1.7 firmware, code name Sennen, a major feature upgrade for its flagship digital mixing system. Key enhancements include support for Shure’s Axient® Digital, ULX-D® and QLX-D™ wireless systems, extended routing and patching capabilities, plus support for the forthcoming PRIME I/O modules.

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Auckland Harbour Bridge comes to life with Martin Professional

On Auckland Anniversary Weekend, Saturday 27 January 2018, Auckland Harbour Bridge was transformed by the launch of Vector Lights – featuring a ground-breaking renewable energy technology powered light show that ignited imaginations and demonstrated a smarter way to power our city.

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PRODUCTIVE MEETING HELD AT EU COMMISSION BRUSSELS ON PROPOSED ECO DESIGN REGULATION – LIGHTING

A group of professionals from across member organisations, manufacturers and designers in the live entertainment industry had a very productive meeting in Brussels on 17 May on the issue of Stage Lighting with the European Commission.

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Powersoft Shaked Up Prolight+Sound 2018 with New M-Force

Powersoft unveiled at PL+S 2018 the new M-Force 301P01, the unique and innovative transducer updated with a series of additional features to simplify the workload of OEM partners. M-force is now available as the M-force 01 long throw linear motor for infra sub applications and the M-force 02 short throw linear motor for high acceleration applications.

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L-Acoustics Helps The Bomb Factory Light Its Fuse

Onstage Systems installs powerful K2 rig at The Bomb Factory, a former munitions factory turned live music club in Dallas’ hip downtown Deep Ellum district. The Bomb Factory is a 4,000-plus-capacity music club and site of shows .

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Avolites and MA Lighting united against counterfeits at PL+S 18

Avolites and MA Lighting joined forces with the organisers Prolight + Sound to shut down the booth of PPL, a counterfeits manufacturer.

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Opposing an EU directive that deals a death blow to show lighting

No one knows what has gotten into the heads of the members of the European Commission, but the fact is that, without a reaction from us before May 7th, the show lighting industry in the broadest sense – but also all those who use this lighting in the 28 Member States – will receive a death sentence from Brussels with the 1st of September 2020 as the execution date.

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Adamson Appoints United Brands GmbH as Exclusive German Distributor

Adamson Systems Engineering is proud to announce a new partnership with United Brands GmbH, as it takes the position of exclusive distribution partner for the German market.

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Prolight + Sound 2018 Amadeus Debuts 'HOLOPHONIX' Spatial Sound Processor

Amadeus reveals a unique audiophile-grade sound spatialization processor, co-designed with world-renowned French musical, theatrical, and scientific institutions.

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New IPBC deploys large scale Dante Audio-over-IP Network

The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC) commenced broadcasting on May 15, 2017, to succeed the former Israeli Broadcast Authority (IBA). The creation of the new network, publicly known as KAN, inspired a new technical design to the workflow and infrastructure that was completed in the ensuing months.

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GDTF Open Data Standard for Linking Luminaires, Consoles & Previsualization Software

Vectorworks, MALighting and Robe lighting have jointly led the charge to develop a new data format, named the General Device Type Format (GDTF), for the exchange of luminary data between consoles, CAD and previsualization software.

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Meyer Sound CAL an Acoustical Winner in Monaco

Monaco's cathedral offers a new sound diffusion system based on Meyer Sound CAL (CAL 64) controlled directivity columns, which addresses the very reverberant acoustics of the place of worship, which also hosts a diverse program of events musical.

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At Prolight + Sound 2018, L-Acoustics Introduces New Optimization Tools to its Product Ecosystem

L-Acoustics is announcing new tools and improvements to its design, processing and control toolkit. New features to Soundvision, LA Network Manager and the launch of the P1 AVB processor and upcoming measurement platform.

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Yamaha Mixes With The Best At Abbey Road

On 14th March around 60 of the UK’s most renowned live mixing engineers, theatre sound designers and representatives of audio rental companies assembled in the legendary Studio Two at London’s Abbey Road Studios for an informal workshop on Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM series digital mixing systems.

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Ayrton Celebrates the Winds of Change

The masters of LED lighting innovation moved their headquarters to a new, independent 1350 m2 space in in south-west Paris. The new premises include a brand new lobby, more office space, a warehouse, meeting rooms and a permanent 220 square metre showroom.

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Elation Professional Acquires Martin M-Series Controller Range

Elation already has in place key personnel with expertise in M-Series technology in order to provide ongoing support and development of new products. This will ensure a seamless transition for the already established M-Series customer base, offering support by Elation on past sales of M-Series controllers by HARMAN.

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Prolight + Sound 2018 in Frankfurt from 10 to 13 April

Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse will move closer together in 2018 to concentrate their strengths. For this occasion, audio, DJ and recording product segment will be united in the Hall 4.1. And Immersive technologies will be highlighted at the venue.

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Skalar metamorphoses Kraftwerk Powered with Pointes

Anticipation, Joy, Sadness, Surprise experienced during Skalar, an amazing piece of immersive kinetic light art created by Christopher Bauder with 90 Robe Pointe, 65 mirrors suspended on 195 motors in one massive cathedral like industrial landmark building.

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Gamung Prod. Leads Indonesian Live Sound Industry with Help from HARMAN

Live sound provider Gamung Productions experiences considerable growth after upgrading their inventory with JBL Professional speakers, Crown amplifiers and Soundcraft consoles.

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Mistral-TC Ayrton, a 300 W spot luminaire delivering 14 000 lumens

Before the launch at Prolight+Sound, Ayrton unveils a video of Mistral, a 300 W LED module spot luminaire, C.M.Y colors mixing system, variable C.T.O., color filters, gobos, ultra compact as Merak and delivering a light output of over 14,000 lumens.

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ISE confirms its position as the European destination for the global AV industry

The latest technologies and solutions draw record crowds and connect the international AV community. The largest and busiest Integrated Systems Europe in its 15-year history drew record numbers of exhibitors and attendees from around the world for four days of business, education and networking at the RAI Amsterdam between 6-9 February.

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Adamson Delivers at China's Mr. Future EDM Festival

The Mr. Future Music Festival brought nearly 40,000 fans to Wuhan, China to enjoy an impressive lineup of hip-hop and electronic artists in front of a truly spectacular and futuristic interactive set design over 100 Adamson loudspeakers supplied and supported by the company's exclusive Chinese distributor, Real Music.

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Nico Riot drives looks for Marilyn Manson with ChamSys

The lighting designer Nico Riot controls Manson's current Heaven Upside Down tour of Europe and North America with his new ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium console.

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Yamaha Delivers Two New Third Generation MG Mixers

Yamaha is pleased to announce the addition of MG10XUF and MG12XUK mixing consoles to the popular MG Series line-up, compact, easy-to-use solution for small-to-medium scale event and live performance applications.

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Martin Audio's O-Line taken to a new dimension of control

Martin Audio's award winning micro line array, O-Line, has been given extra powers of coverage, consistency and control thanks to the addition of scalable resolution driven by Martin Audio's new iKON amplifiers and updated DISPLAY array optimisation software.

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Powersoft Extends Duecanali Series

At this year's Integrated Systems Europe), Powersoft launched the new Duecanali 804 and Duecanali 4804, a two-channel amplifier platform with optional DSP and Dante dedicated to the fixed install market, and the perfect answer to system integrators' needs for a high-performance amplifier solution in leisure and retail spaces.

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Clair Brothers congratulate Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks and his legion of fans made music history this year, celebrating a new ticket sales record after three years touring North America together with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, and his trusted, one-of-a-kind sound system designed by Clair Brothers.

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Jamiroquai, experiments in sound

The current tour by Jamiroquai, begun in Spring 2017 will be back in Europe and France end of Spring 2018. From the out-set their front of house engineer Rick Pope has been using Yamaha's new flagship mixing console, the PM10.

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Immersive classical with Espace Concept and Nexo

Sound engineer and designer Alain Roy, head of rental company Espace Concept, is one of the most respected names on France's professional audio scene. One of the leading innovators with digital sound.

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Powersoft Appoints Giacomo Previ as OEM Sales Manager

Powersoft announces the appointment of Giacomo Previ as sales manager - OEM Solutions in January this year. With 25 years of experience and knowledge, he's perfectly poised to join Powersoft's growing team and build on the company's success story in sound amplification.

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Henk-Jan van Beek takes Robe to SpaceXperience

Lighting designer Henk-Jan van Beek, asked to light the Dutch astronaut André Kuipers's SpaceXperience, specified Robe BMFL WashBeams and Cyclones to assist in creating all the drama of a real simulated rocket launch and a space voyage.

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Adamson Previews New Point Source Models from Acclaimed IS-Series

Port Perry, ON (February 2018) - Adamson Systems Engineering will be exhibiting at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, happening February 6-9 at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Manfred Nikitser hit the road with Claypaky for the Scorpion Tour

Scorpions, has wrapped the first North American leg of the Crazy World Tour 2017. A large complement of Claypaky Scenius Spot, B-Eyes and Shapy Washs chosen by the LD Manfred Nikitser, hit the road with the legendary rockers.

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ZoukOut 2017 Music Festival Shoots for the Stars with HARMAN Professional Solutions

Sound provider Digital Aid deploys a complete large scale JBL VTX A Series audio system for Singapore's leading dusk-to-dawn largest dance festival. Now in its 17th year, ZoukOut is an annual electronic music festival that brings top DJs and producers for a weekend filled with dusk-to-dawn EDM performances.

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Yamaha Releases New STAGEPAS 400BT and 600BT

Yamaha has released the two latest models in the popular STAGEPAS lineup of portable PA systems and the successors of the 400i and 600i, which have sold over 400,000 units worldwide - STAGEPAS 400BT and 600BT.

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Mike Belitz, CEO and President of Ultimate Support Acquires Radial.

Mike Belitz, President and CEO of Ultimate Support Systems, has acquired Radial Engineering Ltd.

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Alcons introduces CRMSC-SRHV Pro-Ribbon Reference Surround

The CRMSC-SRHV reference surround is a 2-way passive-filtered full range loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of current and future immersive surround sound formats for studios, screening rooms and high-end residential cinemas.

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Kevin Loretto will be missed by Robe

Kevin Loretto, popular New York based lighting and technical sales specialist died on January 23rd in New York, surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy battle with cancer.