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Holophonix for Archeopteryx: huge 3D Amadeus sound system for Dinosaur show in Beijing

Amadeus installation of over 180 of their speakers in the 10,000-square meter space of the Beijing National Indoor Stadium for ‘The Long Gone Dinosaur’ project to be opened in 2019, and featuring state of the art technologies, including Holophonix 3D Immersive sound.

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Oxo Colorbeam 150 BFX, cute little wonder

Oxo has introduced a unique little LED fixture that has been discovered by some lighting designers who have found this small and unusual luminaire to be a real champion for creating very nice effects at a very little cost.

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Significant Adamson inventory expansion for Poland’s Technika Kubacki

Technika Kubacki, full-service live event and production Polish firm, expanded its Adamson inventory with S10, S119, E219 models, Lab.gruppen amps and more, to better serve its wide customer base, which includes many of Poland’s best-known live acts and music events.

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Sixty82: many steps to success

On the Sixty82 booth at Prolight+Sound, you don't know where to start from. This young brand created in march 2018 by Dutch ol'timers professional trussmakers and aluminium afficionados was presenting a bunch of new and various gizmos, alu-luyah ! And mind the step…

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Sporting team for L-Acoustics: Gino Pellicano and Dan Palmer as Sports Facilities and Consultant Outreach

Gino Pellicano and Dan Palmer Named as L-Acoustics Sports Facilities and Consultant Outreach Team. New hire Pellicano will also team up with Palmer and industry experts for an InfoComm panel discussion on sports venue sound system integration.

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Vari-Lite VL6500, retro-style and brand new

Do you remember good ol'VL5 or even VL500 both proudly boasting a turbine engine look? This very recognisable design is a cross-mix with the look of the brand new VL6500, to create the future creature from the brains of Vari-Lite.

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Powersoft Releases Comprehensive Training Video Series for ArmoníaPlus

Powersoft has released a series of YouTube training videos for their audio design environment software ArmoníaPlus. The hour-long set of tutorials covers the new ArmoníaPlus released last October, bringing existing users familiar with its previous iteration up to speed.

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French prestigious location for Showlight 2021 Lighting Quadrennial event

The next gathering for the quadrennial Showlight, unique lighting colloquium for lighting professionals by lighting professionals, will take place on 22-25 May 2021 in beautiful French town of Fontainebleau, sponsored by 100-year old French manufacturer Robert Juliat.

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Buddhist star has a (singing) bowl with DPA Microphones

The clarity, detail and natural sound delivered by DPA’s d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone has enabled producer and engineer Mr.Chan Pui Ching to record 30 Singing Bowls being played by Chinese artist and wellness guru Mr. Tsang Man Tung.

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Luminex, the 3.0 Network

LumiNodes are interfaces thought ten years in advance. Naturally, they're able to work with current set-ups, but they are mainly designed to anticipate future protocols and adapt to the increasingly densified networks in type of venues. Here’s a SLU detailed overview.

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dbTechnologies, low profile in style at Prolight and Sound

Present in full force with their big VIO L212 system in listening test, dB Technologies also unveiled in Frankfurt two self-amplified newbies, practical and very well thought out: the small point source VIO X205 loudspeaker, and the ultra-flat VIO W10 wedge monitor.

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Chauvet Ovation E 260 WW Profile: extensive SoundLightUp test

In the Ovation LED profile spot range from Chauvet Professional Lighting, based on the most famous generic lighting classic projectors, we tested the warm white version of their E 260, with an amazing luminous output referring to the actual power of its LED engine.

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The closer, the better: innovative Meyer Sound LEO configuration for Michael Bublé

For the new Michael Bublé tour, the Meyer Sound LEO configuration has been altered to remedy monitoring issues and to provide a more intuitive experience for the audience. This “dual hybrid” audio configuration complements and enhances the production’s split staging.

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Macca plays half a thousand DARTZ on Freshen Up Tour with Elation

Beatles legend Paul McCartney is on Freshen Up world tour. His LD since 17 years, LeRoy Bennett, dresses the 40-song playlist in complementary visuals using a effects, video and lighting including over 500 Elation Professional DARTZ 360 luminaires supplied by Upstaging.

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NEXO STM SERIES FOR LEADING BELGIAN ARTS CENTRE

The busy Vooruit arts complex in Ghent has a collection of different venues, all equipped with NEXO sound systems, from ID24 to S12, etc. The jewel in the crown is the Concertzaal, where VDB-PA has completed an installation of NEXO’s modular STM Series line array

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Maggio Musicale Fiorentino debut for Claypaky Axcor Profile 600: LED Sight Story

Lighting designer Valerio Tiberi drew inspiration for his work from the new adaptation and the atmosphere of the Upper West Side of New York in the mid 1950s. For this occasion, he specified the new Axcor Profile 600 from the Claypaky Axcor series.

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New China office for Brompton Technology

Brompton Technology, manufacturer of high-end LED video processors, has opened its new China office in High Tech Industrial Park, Nanshan, in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. It is a direct response to requests from Shenzhen huge number of LED panel manufacturers.

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New $100m Innovation Center at its Japanese Headquarters for Yamaha

Yamaha has been at the forefront of the professional audio industry for many decades. The corporation is committed to maintaining this position and, to achieve this, it has opened a brand new, $100m Innovation Center at its headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan.

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Everybody wants to rule the lights: RoboSpot and MegaPointes do! on Tears for Fears on tour

Tears for Fears, 1980s hitmaker of pop-rock classics, are back on the road in style, kicking off 2019 with a sold-out UK and European arena tour. LD Alex Reardon utilised 66 x Robe MegaPointe moving lights and RoboSpots as key elements of his lighting inventory.

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Creative potential raised by Meyer Sound Technologies at Seattle Symphony’s Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center

Equipped with Meyer Sound’s Constellation® active acoustics and Spacemap® spatial sound, Octave 9 affords virtually limitless potential for exploring new ways to create, present and experience music from all genres and eras in a richly immersive environment.

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Martin waltzing with Andre Rieu and The Johann Strauss Orchestra

Netherlands-based Fairlight and Andre Rieu Productions design lighting for 100-venue concert tour using MAC Encore Performance CLD and MAC Aura to meet the needs of live audiences, broadcast and cinema. LD Maurice Verbeek explains his choices.

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IS-Series brings clarity to IFGF Semarang in Indonesia: another Adamson sonic miracle

IFGF Semarang, Central Java, has built a new main campus to better serve its dynamic congregation of over 650 worshippers. After a rigorous audition process, the main auditorium boasts a new audio system built around the IS-Series from Adamson Systems Engineering.

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Portman Light P3 PIX3L with video demo

The P3 PIX3L is a retro-look hexagonal luminaire with industrial, yet comfy design, fitted with 3 halogen lamps individually controlled, as shown in this demo video.

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Fresh interactive approach for Audio Pros from Yamaha: Audioversity Webinar Series Mid-May

Mid-May sees the start of a brand new series of webinars from Yamaha, aimed at professional audio engineers, systems integrators and venue technicians; each webinar will run twice to ensure that as many participants as possible can take part.

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New ETC touchscreens for lift control and architectural lighting

For this 2019 Prolight+Sound edition, the US brand came to Europe with two new intelligent interfaces in its suitcase. The first one is dedicated to lift control for motors, and, last but not least, the second one is a touchscreen controller for architectural lighting.

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Digico SD5 roaring on Def Leppard world tour

After an eight-month stadium tour, selling out a series of 45,000-seater ball parks, Def Leppard are preparing for their next stint across Europe and North America. Live engineers, Ronan McHugh and Ted Bible, are relying on DiGiCo consoles to get the job done.

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End of the Road with endless turning heads for Kiss World Tour with 218 Elation Dartz

Legendary rockers KISS launched their farewell “End of the Road” world tour in Vancouver in late January and use a multitude of Elation DARTZ 360 effects moving heads as key visuals in the dynamic, multi-sensory show.

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Audiosales appointed new Italian distributor for Sixty82

SIXTY82 is pleased to announce that it has appointed Audiosales s.r.l. as new representative in Italy for its full trussing and staging product line. Audiosales will offer expert guidance, advising Italian customers on the best SIXTY82 solution for their own needs.

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Meyer Sound provides Sensual Sound Technology for Apocalypse Now Final Cut at Tribeca Film Festival Premiere

For those about to rock (or collapse) from soundtrack effects below 20 Hz, don’t miss Apocalypse Now Final Cut premieres on April 28 at the Tribeca Film Festival, complete with Sensual Sound deeeep effects provided by Meyer Sound with 12 VLFC and 6 1100-LFC.

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Robe T1 Profile: custom made for Broadcast, SoundLightUp test!

Designed for the precise lighting of TV sets, theatres and concert filming, T1 is the latest gem from the Czech leaders, with 5 LED colors, a framing module and new options for direct access to colorimetry, already unanimously appreciated by directors of photography!

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Super Sharp Claypaky light design for X-Factor Malta

Nexos Lighting & Video supplied 22 x Claypaky Mythos 2, 14 x SuperSharpy, 18 x A.leda B-EYE K20 and 16 Claypaky Sharpy for the duration of International singing competition The X Factor series in Malta. Lighting designer was Anton Borg Olivier.

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Meyersound newbies: ULTRA-X40, UPX-D and MPS-482HP power supply

There we go! The hair might get whiter and rare on the Meyersound founders' heads, the ideas budge and the future is knocking on door. Two models launched at ISE will be available early summer, the ULTRA-X40 and the UPQ, now called the UPQ-Dx. D stands Digital, thanks!

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Ayrton, rising and blowing strong at Prolight+Sound

Brilliantly backed by the brilliant light-show designed by Stéphane Migné, Ayrton was putting an emphasis on their Spot and Wash moving head luminaires range with 35 Bora, 50 Khamsin, and 24 new Levante and 47 new Diablo. Huracán-X and IP65 Perseo-S were also unveiled.

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RCF at PL+S 2019: HDL 26-A and HDL 50-A 4K listening sessions

RCF has spoiled us for the 2019 edition of PL+S with two systems ready for outdoor listening in cloudy Frankfurt: the small HDL 26-A and the brand new HDL 50-A 4K, completed by the same set of nine 9006-AS subwoofers in End Fire configuration. Our listening impressions.

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I Am Hardstyle with CLF Lighting, are you?

The I Am Hardstyle event takes place in a huge hall in Mannheim (Germany), with this year a number of CLF Lighting fixtures, among other more "standard" Martin Professional and Robe items. LD Ronnie Santegoeds explains his choice and looks back on his significant career

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L-Acoustics launches the A Series and a 21-inch subwoofer at Prolight+Sound

Nice surprise indeed on the L-Acoustics Prolight+Sound stand, with two new 15” et 10” loudspeakers on board, A10 and A15, each one available in Wide or Focus version, with a new KS21 subwoofer, first 21-inch for L-Acoustics.

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Changes of US Distribution System for Claypaky: launch of US Sales and Operation Center

Claypaky launches its US Sales and Operation Center. The company, which is known for placing great value on personal contact with its clients, will now have a local team of American lighting experts providing a high level of customer service for Claypaky products.

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SOILWORK GOING DEEP ON TOUR WITH SQ-5

Swedish melodic death-metallers, Soilwork, kick-started 2019 with a bang, co-headlining a tour with Finnish metal giants Amorphis. 31 shows in 35 days across mainland Europe, Soilwork were done with an Allen & Heath SQ-5 digital mixer running FOH and monitors.

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Astera AX1 PixelTubes for UMBRA Festival Installation: Making Light of Darkness

Twenty-four Astera wireless battery-operated AX1 Pixel Tubes were utilised for one of 20 stunning site-specific lighting installations created by individual artists for the first UMBRA Light Festival in Vitoria-Gastiez, Spain.

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Travis Scott makes DiGiCo lift off on Astroworld - Wish You Were Here Tour

Mixing just four inputs in an arena show is one of the greatest challenges of my career, shares Ken Van Drutenabout, a.k.a. Pooch, about his gig with Travis Scott, on his Astroworld – Wish You Were Here Tour. He’s using a pair of DiGiCo SD12 consoles for both house and monitors.