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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.

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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.