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Capture lighting design software: new 2019 version

Present on many Prolight+Sound stands (ADB, Avolites, ETC, WholeHog…), Capture was THE lighting visualizer this year. We met Vasilis Ziogas there, who recently joined this company, and he introduced to us the 2019 version, all improvements and various bells and whistles

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The Empire Strips Back in America

The Hugely successful Australian burlesque Star Wars parody has just completed its North American tour, complete with a suitably boisterous lightshow designed by Peter Rubie, featuring 30 x Robe Spiider LED wash beams as the core moving light fixtures.

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Lunatec Sp. Z o.o. appointed as exclusive distributor Ayrton for Poland

Ayrton announce a further expansion of its international distribution network with the appointment as its new exclusive distributor for Poland of Lunatec Sp. z o.o, a newly formed company headed by CEO Michał Bisikiewicz and sales manager Adrian Gediga.

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X-Vision Series by Theatrix: video converters for live applications

First French presentation of X-Vision range of video converters from Canadian manufacturer Theatrixx, on SATIS exhibition in Paris. Extensive interview with Sales Representative for Europe, Erik Guertin. European launch continued then at ISE Amsterdam and PL+S Frankfurt

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DWR to distribute KLOTZ AIS cables in South Africa

As a global leader in design, production and marketing of audio, video, multimedia and fibre-optic cables and cable solutions, Klotz AIS active in 130 countries around the world has appointed DWR Distribution as its new distribution partner for South Africa

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Filipe Dos Santos chose a combination of Robert Juliat Dalis for RTL TVI

For the creation of this virtual studio, Filipe dos Santos, director of photography at RTL Belgium chose a combination of Robert Juliat Dalis 860 Cyclights, Dalis 861 Washlights and Dalis 862 Footlights due to their control and light quality.

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Theatre Cravey equipped with Chauvet Professional by Concept Group

Old and fading Pierre Cravey Ballroom was reborn as the modern Le Theatre Cravey with a new lighting system designed by the Bordeaux-based Concept Group that features Chauvet Professional LED fixtures.

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House of Blues: Santana intimate with multitude of Elation extra gear

Most renowned LD Michael Ledesma has been lighting Guitar Legend Carlos Santana, for the last six years on his House of Blues residency in Las Vegas. For the latest dates in May, he added extra Elation gear: SEVEN Battens, Arena Par Zoom, Protron Eclypse, and more.

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Flexible RCF loudspeakers for High-End Asia Restaurant IZAKAYA in Amsterdam

Gastronomic experience combined with various events: IZAKAYA is a true hotspot in Amsterdam. IZAKAYA renewed its audio system and installed 12 C3108-96 modules in Custom White. The Dutch audio specialist 24/7 Amsterdam was responsible for the technical implementation.

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Lumen Radio MoonLite: small is beautiful - and very useful

The tiny, nifty and sexy new MoonLite from Lumen Radio is a transmitter / receiver with integrated battery and Bluetooth configuration from the free CRMX Toolbox application.

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Christine and the Queens pull off a coup de théâtre!

Christine and the Queens returned to the stage under a new androgynous and animalistic identity called Chris. The team has stepped up its creativity to meet her needs, combining theatrical staging with the timing of a touring show.

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Risen Dynamo Stadium in Moscow thanks to L-Acoustics and Sonoruss

The new VTB Arena includes the 26,000-capacity Central Dynamo football Stadium, and the Universal VTB ice hockey Indoor Arena. Russian L-Acoustics Certified Provider Distributor Sonoruss was tasked with the challenge of designing and installing the K2 and ARCS PA.

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ADB opens the gates of mobile creativity with Hathor Gate

Happy travelling lampies looking for a portable lighting control system, you got it there. Hathor Gate is the new Hathor system PC Windows, comprising the Hathor software and a USB - DMX 512 interface.

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Coda Audio top of the heap at Penn's Peak: AiRAY Scales New Heights

Penn’s Peak is a 1800-capacity entertainment facility in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, with a truly spectacular auditorium, complete with wooden balcony structures and vaulted ceiling. The team chose CODA Audio AiRAY system, supplied by Pennsylvania based Saturn Systems.

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Robe draws in its resources

Robe revisits some of its flagship products, it has corrected or evolved part of its 2017-2018 offering, with in particular an almost waterproof version of its bestseller MegaPointe. The prototypes were presented at Prolight + Sound.

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Yamaha Ticks All The Boxes At De Meervaart

De Meervaart in Amsterdam is a multi-purpose venue with 17 different spaces holding a wide range of events. Technical head Martin Keereweer explains why he chose Yamaha to seamlessly work alongside reliable, older Yamaha equipment.

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Claypaky HY B-Eye 15 and K25, long-awaited successors to the B-Eye models

Xtylos was not the only newbie at PL+S. The Axcor range welcomed the 600 Wash, the HY B-Eye K15 and K25, successors to the first B-Eye models, the Mini Bee with transition from fast Beam to efficient Wash, and the CloudIO, a testing tool for service technicians

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dBTechnologies VIO L212 live with Marcus Miller at Jazz in Duketown

Largest Netherlands’ Dutch Jazz Festival “Jazz in Duketown” in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, uses 9 stages & attracts over 175,000 visitors & many international stars (incl. Marcus Miller this year). Those playing on the Main-Stage could rely on dBTechnologies’ VIO L212 Line Array.

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SAVEUS Arena Tour with CLF Orion and Ares

The 2019 Arena tour of SAVEUS featured an impressive setup with brand new CLF Orion fixtures. LD Theis Wermuth from Create This designed big pods of light, including ladders with 24 CLF Orion hybrid moving heads and 32 CLF Ares LEDwashes as main light.

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POWERSOFT STRENGTHENS APAC TEAM WITH RAYMOND TEE AS APPLICATION ENGINEER

Powersoft has hired live and installation experienced Raymond Tee as application engineer for the APAC region. He will report to Powersoft’s global business development manager for fixed install and application engineering manager, rack amplifiers, Marc Kocks.

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Huge MA Lighting set up for Eurovision Song Contest 2019

No less than 15 grandMA2 consoles graced the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 FOH technical area, controlling 71,061 parameters and a mix of over 2,500 light sources and LED fixtures. The stunning lighting design was created by Ronen Najar and Dakar Azulay.

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d&b launches new A series at Infocomm 2019

New d&b A Series unveiled at Infocomm, augmented array concept, combining variable splay angles, 2 approaches to acoustic optimization, and advanced waveguide design. For applications where coverage flexibility in both the horizontal and the vertical is paramount.

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French innovation. Motor controllers from Sonoss go digital

No unreadable, sci-fi-style CPU here. The new, high-end Sonoss hardware, though all-digital, adopts the proven style of the French manufacturer combining quality, sobriety and efficiency. Manuel Lauwerier, Sonoss’ technical director, interview at Prolight+Sound 2019.

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MEZZO: SMALL BUT FORTISSIMO FOR POWERSOFT AT INFOCOMM 2019

Powersoft unveiled its newest amplifier platform at InfoComm 2019. Mezzo, a new Class-D technology line expressly designed for the AV/IT markets (corporate, hospitality, educational), consists of eight models, each offering different power and connectivity options.

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The collaboration between ETC and HOG pays off

A new R&D department team for the Hog controllers range now works in close collaboration with the ETC R&D. The goal is not to create a lighting console, but keep both ranges while pooling their strong points. The Gadget II & the ETCnomad are compatible with the Hog 4 PC

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Coachella’s 20th Anniversary in Style with DiGiCo

Rat Sound deploys another massive count of DiGiCo desks for this year’s Coachella festival. Eight DiGiCo SD10 desks for FOH and eight SD12 desks for monitors . were deployed on the seven largest venues of this world known event, with the help of Hi-Tech Audio.

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And the beat goes on: new Audac sales representative for the APAC Region

Belgian pro audio manufacturer, AUDAC, appoints Sebastian Chong as sales representative for the APAC region. By working with AUDAC’s partners at all levels, Sebastian will expand AUDAC’s market share and increasing the company's sales network in the Asia Pacific region.

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Matrix appointed new Ayrton exclusive distributor for Denmark

Ayrton is excited to announce the appointment of Matrix as its new exclusive distributor for Denmark. Matrix is a young, dynamic company that has quickly established itself as one of the leading sales and distribution companies for the entertainment industry in Denmark.

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Nexo goes 12" coaxial Point Source: new high-output P12 & matched L15 subbass

Surprisingly, this is the first time Nexo has designed a 12-inch enclosure. The much-anticipated P12 wants to set a new benchmark for the all-purpose point-source cabinet that can deliver at FOH, on stage, and as part of a distributed system. L15 subbass also unveiled

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A Couple of Kooks hung up on Robe lighting

The Kooks is on world tour with album, Lets Go Sunshine, with Jordon Cooper as LD and LCR providing 69 x Robe LEDBeam 150s and 32 x Spiider LED wash beam as the moving lights, plus a pair of BMFL WashBeams being controlled by a RoboSpot remote follow spotting system.

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IS-Series expansion and Milan Update at InfoComm 2019 for Adamson

Unveiled at Infocomm 2019, the IS219 subwoofer, is the latest addition to Adamson’s installation-tailored IS-Series, which packs Adamson’s sophisticated, tour-proven technology into sleek, architecturally-friendly cabinets with rugged and unobtrusive rigging solutions.

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Martin VDO Atomic Dot, dreadfully efficient

Countless single light sources on the wall of Martin's booth at latest PL+S exhibition, drawing our eye with punchy effects, powerful flashes and colors. The new VDO Atomic Dot is a tiny projector of tremendous efficiency, combination of strobe, blinder and video pixel.

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Flyable & compact: new RCF HDL 38-AS and HDL 36-AS

Freeing up valuable floor space downstage can be essential. RCF has bolstered their HDL subwoofer line up with two new models, the HDL 38-AS (18”) and the HDL 36-AS (15”). These HDL subs are “designed to fly”, ideal for theatrical and indoor system installations.

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Brompton gets ranked in Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 and announces new training dates

Brompton Technologies has been ranked in the fifth annual Sunday Times WorldFirst SME Export Track 100 league table. Not only that, Brompton is also looking to teach the Tessera ins and outs to more and more skilled users with new forthcoming training sessions.

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Chris, Queen of Immersive Audio in Paris with L-ISA

Christine and The Queens or Chris gave herself totally to the audience of AccorHotels Arena, well surrounded by the L-ISA set-up designed by Vladimir Coulibre and a neat FOH mix from Melpomen's Julien Decarne. This report is dedicated to Pedro.

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Perseo-S emerges as Ayrton first IP65 rated profile fixture

Ayrton presents Perseo-S, its first multi-function, compact and powerful, IP65-rated fixture developed for intensive outdoor use. The video presentation of Perseo-S has been released and can be watched here.

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Powersoft X4L at Prolight+Sound 2019, the Beast creeps in

Almost sneak preview of the Powersoft X4L, although it’s a real Formula 1 monster. We met its creator Claudio Lastrucci at Prolight & Sound, to learn more about this new model in the X Series and discover what’s under the hood.

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The patience of Mister Chauvet

Chauvet is slowly but surely a major player in the scramble. With the switch to MK3 for the Spot and the Profile, Chauvet introduces two quality moving heads, full of features, ready to shake the world rankings.

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Avnu breaking news: Infocomm events, new Pro AV board seats, RCF joins in

Avnu announces Infocomm events and two new board of director members from the Pro AV – Milan working group, Henning Kaltheuner of d&b audiotechnik and Genio Kronauer of L-Acoustics, both of whom have been instrumental in the release of Milan protocol.

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Brussels musical historic venue goes versatile with DiGiCO: SD Series duo for Ancienne Belgique

As a multi-application space spanning several floors, two live rooms and a recording studio , Ancienne Belgique is steeped in Brussels' musical history. This venue has invested in two DiGiCo consoles (SD12 at FOH and SD5 for monitors) to stay as flexible as possible.