Reports

EUROPEAN LAUNCH OF THE JDC2 IP, THE NEW SUPER-POWERED HYBRID STROBE/WASH FROM GLP

A new generation version of the famous JDC1 appears in the German Light Products catalog. We find out about it in detail with Greg Westwood, product specialist for GLP.

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Ayrton’s Cobra Strikes the Right Light for Luciano

Throughout February 2024, German Rap artist, Luciano, worked his way across Europe on his Seductive tour. The 80 Ayrton Cobra fixtures specifieds proved to be a brilliant success for the show.

Reportages

CAMEO OPUS X4 1400 W PROFILE AND THE LASER SOURCE ORON H2

Relentlessly continuing to offer new products in terms of lighting, Cameo has chosen Catalonia at the start of 2024 to unveil a range of new products. We meet up with Fabrice Dayan to guide us through the ranges.

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Robe Helps Power Red Bull Batalla World Final in Colombia

LD Edu Valverde utilized over 200 Robe moving lights to realise an eye-catching show design for the tournament which was attended live by a lively 14,000-capacity audience and streamed worldwide.

Reports

THE NEW ELEMENT OF THE PORTMAN RANGE

Portman introduces the P2 Evo Element. The new luminous "object" proudly displays the DNA of the Polish brand, namely a retrofuturistic design of LED technology and here equipped with new modularity solutions. It is also presented, here in video, by Dominik Zimakowski, CEO of Portman.

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Ayrton Lighting Fixtures and grandMA3 Control Love the Nightlife at LIV Las Vegas

LIV Las Vegas, the city’s newest nightlife destination, has been illuminated bay LD Stephen Lieberman with an array of Ayrton fixtures controlled by a grandMA3 light console.

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THE FUTURE SGM I-3, A LONG-THROW WASH FOR THE POI ARCHITECTURAL RANGE

Denmark’s SGM, a leading specialist in architectural lighting fixtures, has unveiled a sneak preview of a compact, long-throw wash fixture that satisfies the most demanding technical requirements. Bruno Souchaud, the SGM sales manager in France for the architectural range, tells us about some of its features.

Reports

CLAYPAKY BUDDYLIGHT AND THE HY B-EYE K15 AQUA

Buddylight, a tracking system for servo-controlled pursuit, and K15 Aqua, a waterproof revisit to the B-EYE series, join the Italian manufacturer's catalog.

Reports

THE CHAUVET STRIKE BOLT 1C EUROPEAN PREVIEW

Fresh from the US, the new, compact strobe/washer incorporates features previously unavailable from Chauvet.

Reports

D&B AUDIOTECHNIK, READY FOR THE FUTURE!

Can d&b audiotechnik see farther ahead than we can? Judging by the new products presented at ISE 2024, it certainly seems that way. In this case, we’re talking about electronics and audio networking, with a new range of equipment all of which integrate as standard the Milan AVB network technology.

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Sixty82 Welcomes Avenion GmbH to Their Reseller Network in Germany

Sixty82 is excited to welcome Avenion GmbH to its growing network of resellers in Germany.

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Robe Fortes in Heaven

Lighting designer Mikael Kratt was super happy to be among the first visiting creatives to use the Royal Danish Opera’s new Robe FORTE moving lights in a recent production at the Copenhagen Opera House.

Reports

THE NEW MOVING HEADS FROM PROLIGHTS: HYBRID 330IP ET JET HYBRID 200

The main newcomer to the Prolights stand, the Astra Hybrid 330IP is a Beam/Spot fixture suited to most applications, from small stages to large-scale productions (thanks to its 330 W LED engine), indoors or outdoors (IP65 certified), with the exception of long-throw applications.

Reports

DIGITAL WIRELESS PLUG-ONS AND PLUG & PLAY FROM SHURE

On the Shure stand at ISE 2024, wireless systems were in the spotlight. While we wait for the next developments in WMAS systems – to which Shure is making a major contribution by obtaining the right to use powers of up to 100 mW from the American FCC – let’s take a look at all their new wireless products.

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Theatro Marrakech Upgrades to L-Acoustics K2

Theatro Marrakech, the best nightclub in Morocco, recently upgraded to a L-Acoustics K2 sound system to attract leading international artists. Timothée Renard and the POTAR team, with the support of L-Acoustics Pascal Charousset, created a unique sound design.

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ACT Entertainment Acquires Ambersphere Solutions

Ambersphere Solutions Ltd, a leading provider of professional lighting solutions in the UK, has officially become a part of ACT Entertainment, one of North America’s leading supplier of entertainment technology.

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Christopher Bauder favours MDG for his autobiographical installation Vektor

German light artist, Christopher Bauder, has chosen MDG ATMe haze generators and Me2 fog machines as the foundation of his latest installation, Vektor, a personal piece loosely based on his life experiences.

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SIXTY82 LAUNCHES AMEG GROUP AS ITS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR KAZAKHSTAN

Sixty82, a leading innovator in the design and manufacture of trussing and staging systems, is excited to announce the strategic partnership with AMEG Group, marking them as the exclusive distributor for Kazakhstan.

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Helsinki Music Centre makes its first investment in Robert Juliat Arthur LT followspots

The Helsinki Music Center (Musiikkitalo Helsinki) in Finland has just invested in its first Robert Juliat followspots – 4 long-throw 800W LED Arthur LT – for its main concert hall.

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Robe Helps Perpetuum Celebrate 40 at Ljubljana’s Cankarjev Dom

Popular Slovenian vocal group, Perpetuum Jazzile, celebrated their 40th anniversary with a series of high-profile shows, asking Crt Birsa from design studio Blackout to create lighting suitable for the occasion.

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Joining forces for the future of the industry: Prolight + Sound 2024 starts in Frankfurt am Main

From 19 to 22 March, the exhibition grounds in Frankfurt will be the meeting place for the global entertainment technology industry with over 500 exhibitors and brands from 34 countries.

Reports

ETC APEX 10 AND SENSOR3 BUT ALSO ELATION MAKE THEIR ENTRY AT LIDO 2 PARIS FOR A TRANSITION TOWARDS LEDS AND MUSIC HALL

Supported by artists mainly from London and New York, Jean-Luc Choplin, the new director of Lido 2 Paris, accompanied by the Accor group, has launched a series of investments with the aim of an in-depth renovation of the main room.

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ETC Announces Major Update to Hog 4 Operating System with v4.0

ETC announces the release of Hog 4 version 4.0 software. Enhancements include significant improvements to color handling and Hog 4’s Color Picker, a new ‘Record Defaults’ function, and Fixture Builder upgrades.

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Astera Launches ProjectionLens for its PlutoFresnel

Building upon the success of the recently introduced PlutoFresnel, Astera today announces the launch of ProjectionLens that will add capabilities to its battery-powered, LED-based light, allowing to convert quickly into a powerful Profile Spotlight.

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Version 2 supplies the lighting for the BAFTA 2024 at the Royal Festival Hall

Involved in designing for the Awards were veteran Lighting Director, Tim Routledge, of Tim Routledge Lighting Design and Set Designer, Julio Himede from Yellow Studio New York.

Reports

Rhapsodya, the new multispectral Profile by Claypaky

Presented as a direct evolution of the Sinfonya Profile 600, the Rhapsodya, a 1,200 W multispectral LED spot/profile fixture, 100% Italian, is described as a beautiful blend of precision and power which meets all the needs for silence in theaters and film sets, and TV. It is presented to us in a video by Dylan De Matteo, Claypaky's product manager.

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Robe T32 CYC and the lT12 Profile, newcomers to the theatre range

Robe's "T" theater range welcomes two new smart fixtures. The iT12 Profile is a conventional IP65 fixture and a fixture dedicated to cyclorama lighting T32 Cyc that we discovered with the guidance of Vincent Bouquet, technical director for Robe France.

Reports

Sound if I want it, where I want it, when I want it

Adorned with 1,000 DSPs, sound is back in the spotlight, determined not to be outdone by lighting, video and set design. Sound if I want it, where I want it and when I want it. But sound that sounds ?

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Robe Assists Kontrafakt to Enter New Era

Show designer and director Martin Hruska wanted to create an ambitious, breathtakingly visual for Slovak rap group Kontrafakt, a challenge achieved with the assistance of nearly 200 Robe moving lights and a spectacular automated stage set.

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Ayrton Mistral S is perfect for Saturate Designs in Bangkok

We now own 16 Mistral S which we use across a variety of our own projects and designs,” states Mr Peem Poolpol, Lighting and Creative Designer at Saturate Designs.

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Welsh National Opera sings the praises of MDG ATMe haze generator

Welsh National Opera's Head of Lighting and Sound, Ben Naylor, was delighted to take possession recently of an MDG ATMe haze generator with a digital theFAN unit, both housed conveniently in MDG's purpose-built Vertical Flight Case.

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Robe for Spectacular Belters Only Gig

A team from Dublin-based Spectrum Productions led by David Lawless and Jack Quirke supplied a large quantity of Robe moving lights rig for a rumbunctious, sold-out electro-extravaganza gig by popular Irish mixmasters, Belters Only, at Dublin’s 3Arena.

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LD Joshua Schultz goes full Ayrton for The Turnpike Troubadours

The Turnpike Troubadours are continuing their hit US “A Cat in the Rain Tour” with Ayrton Zonda 9 FX and Zonda 3 FX LED moving head washes, Bora LED beams and washes, and Khamsin LED profiles dominating the rig.

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Robe Helps De Tocht Production Look Icy Cool

De Tocht is an exciting new ice-based musical production directed by Eddy Habbema, choreographed by Marc Forno and designed by Luc Peumans who utilized over 200 Robe moving lights for the show.

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Cameo sets the scene for the “German Film” exhibition

The "German Cinema" exhibition presents 350 original pieces superbly enhanced by a lighting kit comprising a total of 150 Cameo Led P2 FC profile and 30 Cameo Led Zenit W300 washlights.

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Prolight+Sound 2024, From 19 to 22 mars 2024

For the 2024 edition, Prolight+Sound sees the return of some heavyweights from the audio industry. The lighting and stage equipment industries, meanwhile, have reserved their product launches for it.

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CHAUVET MAVERICK STORM 4 PROFILE, A STROKE OF GENIUS!

We couldn't miss the first 1250 W LED source! But if it is also installed in a fixture capable of singing in the rain, what more could you ask for? A list of parameters as long as my arm? Many protocols that would make a network administrator green with envy? Complete connectivity? Simple and quick disassembly of modules? And why not aim for the moon too?

News

ETC strengthens its sales team with new position for Matt Cowles

ETC has announced the promotion of Matt Cowles to Associate Regional Manager for the UK and Ireland.

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Ayrton Diablo and Mistral for Japan’s legendary pop singer

For a one night show celebrating the 50th anniversary tour of Hiromi Go Japan superstar, LD Naomasa Kajiura chose to use Ayrton Diablo and Mistral as main set-up for this special staging.

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Soweto Theatre Invests in Robe Esprites

In 2023, the lighting department of the Soweto Theatre received 12 new Robe Esprite moving lights as part of a technical upgrade which was co-ordinated by the venue’s technical manager, Lebugang Andrew Mnisi.