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Yamaha Shows New Products And Updates At IBC2018

Yamaha has a digital mixing solution suitable for every type of broadcast need. All will be on show at IBC2018, including new products and updated firmware. Yamaha systems will also be mixing keynote speeches and other presentations throughout the show.

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Harman Professional systems to showcase Studer Vista 5 Black Edition on HHB Stand at IBC 2018

HHB Communications Ltd (HHB), a global leader in professional audio technology, announced HARMAN Professional Solutions will showcase the Studer Vista 5 Black Edition on the HHB Communications stand 8.D56 at IBC2018.

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Ayrton’s Bora official video presentation

Ayrton introduces Bora, a sophisticated and fully equipped compact 750 W double wash fixture, the Stage and the True Color. The Stage delivers a record-breaking output of 38 000 lumens. Both will be launched at Plasa, Sunday, Sept. 16th. Click to see the official video.

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LA Network Manager 2.6.1 and the firmware 2.9.2 are available for download

The August 29, 2018 LA Network Manager, firmware and preset library is available for download on the L-Acoustics.com website.

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High End Shine at Live You Play

Music Inside Rimini (MIR) and LIVE welcomed a host of lighting companies including High End Systems to take part in the annual Italian event ‘Live You Play’. LIVE events. This year, there was both a Virtual and a Live show organised at the event.

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RCF GROUP announces the acquisition of EAW

RCF Group, one of the fastest growing group in the Pro Audio market today announced that it is acquiring Eastern Acoustics Works (EAW), an iconic company in the history of Install and Touring sound headquartered in Whitinsville,MA from LOUD Audio LLC, a portfolio company of Transom Capital Group.

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39,000 lumens-750W LED, Ayrton launches Bora and Khamsin at PLASA

Ayrton brings yet more innovation to PLASA London with the launch of two fabulous new products Bora-S led washlight and Khamsin-S Led Profile spotlight, when it exhibits, with exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions, on Stand K40.

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WI for Us + Them Outdoor Shows

Belgian-based creative engineering specialists WIcreations are involved in the design and fabrication of three bespoke set elements - all optimised for air freight - to be used on a series of epic outdoor shows on Roger Waters’ current “Us + Them” world tour.

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Adam Hall Group Strengthens International Sales Team

As a global provider of integrated event technology solutions, the rapidly growing Adam Hall Group responds to its continued business development with further expansion to its sales team.

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Electro-Voice helps audio to quality soar in a Conference Center in Beirut

For AMAC Company, overcoming the acoustic challenges that were inherent to The Dome, part of Middle East Airlines’ Beirut-based Training & Conference Center, was the kind of challenge that could only be overcome with experience and superior technology.

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Allen & Heath ships 96 kHz Dante card for SQ

Allen & Heath is now shipping a new Dante card for its SQ series. SQ is the first compact mixer to provide a full 64x64 channel, 96kHz interface to a Dante network.

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Philips Vari-Lite VL6000 Beams enhance the drama of Pink's Beautiful Trauma

The current Beautiful Trauma world tour by US rock star Pink is benefiting from the Philips Vari-Lite VL6000 Beam luminaire. Lighting designer Baz Halpin is employing the fixture to provide dramatic punctuations to the energetic and spectacular production.

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Ayrton adds architecture to Appelt’s Eurovision splendour

Ayrton is proud that Jerry Appelt chose more than 700 Ayrton fixtures for the Eurovision Song Contest. He chose not to incorporate any video element in the show, instead returning to a lighting-based design in which Ayrton fixtures were a key creative feature.

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Showcore and Elation IP65 Fixtures Shine at the St. Paul Winter Carnival

The massive St. Paul Winter Carnival Ice Palace was built out of ice blocks harvested from a lake in Minnesota and constructed in Rice Park in downtown St. Paul. Showcore used Elation SixBar 1000 IP™ LED battens within the structure to glow the palace walls.

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Studer by HARMAN Announces More Powerful Infinity Core & Compact CoreLink Card for Infinitely Scalable Solution

HARMAN Professional Solutions has announced significant upgrades to the Studer Infinity Core Mixing Processor, utilizing Moore’s Law benefits to increase processing power with new models offering 300, 600 and 1000 MEQ channels, and the new Studer Compact Infinity Core, providing Studer processing in a compact 2RU frame with 300 and 600 MEQ versions, each with 4 A-link ports and redundancy.

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ADB, a direct link with users

ADB who recently released an updated enhanced version of its well-known Hathor software, is posting a series of English (and French) language tutorials on its new YouTube channel.

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Dalis 860 has Philippe Decouflé’s Nouvelles Pièces Courtes covered

Nouvelles Pièces Courtes is a collection of short contemporary dance pieces, created in May 2017 by world-renowned French choreographer Philippe Decouflé. Lighting designer Begoña Garcia-Navas used Robert Juliat Dalis 860 Cyclight LED batten fixtures to light the massive cyclorama backdrop.

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Meyer Sound Granted First Patent on Breakthrough Technology in Bluehorn System Studio Monitor

Meyer Sound has been awarded a United States patent on proprietary digital technologies that enable the Bluehorn™ System to reproduce complex musical signals with absolutely flat frequency and phase response across the full audio bandwidth, an unprecedented achievement in high-power studio monitors.

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Ayrton Ghibli on Brett Eldredge’s Tour with Nick Whitehouse

As soon as Nashville-based Premier Global Production took delivery of 26 Ghibli fixtures, Ayrton’s first LED spot luminaire with a factory-equipped framing system, they quickly sent them on tour with country music singer/songwriter Brett Eldredge.

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Jacob Dinesen Counts the Mega Ways with Robe

Chart-topping rising star Jacob Dinesen played two spectacular arena shows to kick off his 2018 summer tour with Robe MegaPointes and Spiiders prominent on the rig!

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Meyer Sound LEO Family Beast Prowls on Post Malone Tour

The 26-city tour of mixed arenas and outdoor sheds of the Post MaloneTour was supported by a massive Meyer Sound LEO® Family reinforcement system supplied by VER.

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Heidecksburg Castle Goes Paladin Green from Elation for St. Patrick’s Day

For St. Patrick's Day, the castle of Heidecksburg has been washed in green by LB-TEC thanks to Paladin from Elation.

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ISE to relocate to Barcelona in 2021

Integrated Systems Events, the producers of the Integrated Systems Europe exhibition, has announced that its 2021 editionwill be held at Gran Via, part of the Fira de Barcelona exhibition complex in Spain on 2-5 February, To give the exhibition a chance to grow.

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RCF HDL 6-A’s specified for unique soundscape at Sage Gateshead

One of the most unusual deployments of 40 RCF’s active HDL 6-A line array compact speakers has taken place at Sage Gateshead in Newcastle to coincide with the Great Exhibition of the North. The installation of these compact elements was sensitively carried out by RCF partner Nitelites.

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The d&b SL-Series on tour with Muse and Marc Carolan

Marc Carolan has been Muse’s sound engineer for sixteen years. In Australia, JPJ Audio supplied their new d&b GSL System for the tour, the first time that Marc had used the System.

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Nexo STM Series Modular Line Array takes it to the bank

NEXO’s flagship modular line array system, the STM Series, with supplementary GEO S12, was used for a very large house-of-worship event in the impressive US BANK Stadium in Minneapolis, USA. 50,000 people attended the free Pulse - Twin Cities show, with Reach Communications providing the 360° NEXO PA system.

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PogoArt deploys Nexo and Yamaha for Verdi spectacular in Poland

Production company PogoArt, owner of the largest NEXO PA system in Poland and a recent investor in Yamaha’s new RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system, has helped Wroclaw Opera to stage an epic production of Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Nabucco’.

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Ayrton is hiring Regional Sales Managers All regions

Ayrton is looking for experienced, ambitious and driven regional sales managers. The ideal candidates will have experience in establishing distribution channels with a focus on the entertainment lighting market.

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Adamson Gets Shanghai Shaking at EDC China 2018

Port Perry, ON (June 2018) – After much anticipation from EDM fans in the world’s most populous nation, the now-iconic Electric Daisy Carnival presented its first-ever Chinese edition from April 29-30, 2018 in Shanghai.

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Ecodesign industry task force positive as EU submits revised draft

As the professional entertainment lighting industry continues to seek an exemption for specialist lighting from the European Union’s Ecodesign regulation, an industry task force has said the situation is “far more positive” and “greatly improved” following the latest round of talks with the EU.

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LA Opera embraces LED with the Vari-Lite VLZ Profile

The renowned LA Opera, has invested in the company's new LED-based Vari-Lite VLZ Profile fixtures as part of its stage lighting rig. Verdi's Rigoletto, will be the first production in its history lit with a predominantly LED lighting rig.

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Industry Leaders Joins to Launch Milan Protocol Based on AVB

Created by AudioScience, Avid, Biamp, d&b audiotechnik, L-Acoustics, Luminex and Meyer Sound– Milan builds on the technical benefits of the Audio Video Bridging (AVB) open standards as time synchronization and risk-free coexistence of control & media data on one network.

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ALLEN & HEATH GOES LARGE WITH SQ-7

Following hot on the heels of the hit launch of SQ-5 and SQ-6, the new SQ-7 takes the same powerful XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine and adds extended control and I/O in a larger format, boasting 33 faders, 32 onboard preamps, 16 custom soft keys and 8 user-definable soft rotary controls.

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Amadeus Releases New C Series Speaker Systems

Amadeus has started shipping a new horn-loaded point source speaker series, initially engineered for the Paris-based Théâtre National de Chaillot and unveiled at Prolight+Sound this year. Designed by Amadeus, the new C Series is a high-definition series of point source speaker systems combining Amadeus’ deepest innovation and technology.

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Claypaky helps create sacred geometry for Rag’n’Bone Man

Lighting designer Will Potts found inspiration in the subtle shapes of nature for his current lighting and show design for award-winning singer Rag’n’Bone Man. To carefully light these elements, he chose the Claypaky Scenius Unico.

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L-Acoustics Promotes Jeff Rocha to Global Product Management Director

To further fuel the ongoing cycle of bringing unmatched innovation to market, L-Acoustics has appointed Jeff Rocha, formerly Head of Market Development for North America, to the newly created position of Director of Product Management.

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Avolites Titan and Ai power Black Panther European Première

One of the biggest movie releases of 2018, Black Panther’s European première event took place at London's Hammersmith Apollo and lighting designer Luke Edwards selected Avolites Titan and Ai lighting and video integration to control his 'super' design.

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Powersoft M-Force and Rat Sound's SuperSub Take Low Frequency to New Levels at Coachella

At Coachella 2018, the sheer engineering expertise of Powersoft Audio was manifest amidst an unprecedented display of super-low frequency soundwave propagation for thousands of excited music fans in the Sahara Tent, perhaps the biggest stage in the world for EDM.

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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.