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DPA Microphones Appoints New Distributor in the Philippines

DPA Microphones is pleased to announce the appointment of Music & Audio Solutions & Services as its new distributor in the Philippines, with immediate effect and across all markets including live sound, House of Worship, broadcast, pro audio, film and theatre.

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Humans and Robe Lights Unite for Varoffer Performance

Urban dance impresario Fredrik ‘Benke’ Rydman made the mutually dependent humans-machines alliance the subject of his amazing “Varoffer” performance, which has just completed its run at Stockholm Kulturhuset Stadsteater in Sweden and lit by various Robe fixtures.

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ALLEN & HEATH APPOINTS VAL GILBERT AS TECHNICAL MARKETING MANAGER

Allen & Heath is pleased to announce the appointment of Val Gilbert as Technical Marketing Manager. Based near London, he will be supporting Allen & Heath’s international distributor network, optimising the levels of education and training support they’re able to offer.

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VLZ Profile, the LED profile spot by Vari-Lite. SoundLightUp test!

A stunning, powerful and very complete luminaire equipped with a 620 W white LED source and an extra wide zoom range – 8°-50° – offering everything you expect from a high-performance spot fixture with a motorized framing module. We were very eager to test this unit.

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Adamson unveils the CS7p at NAMM 2019

Adamson decided to unveil the CS7p, first model in its intelligent loudspeakers CS series at NAMM. The Canadian manufacturer integrates diffusion, data feeds, AVB (in particular Milan), processing and digital amplification into its top-notch technical offering.

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Meyer Sound LEO Family System Connects Pope Francis to Lithuanian Faithful at Open-air Mass

Meyer Sound LEO Family System Connects Pope Francis to Lithuanian Faithful at Open-air Mass with additional 14 fill and delay towers with LEOPARD, MILO, MICA and M’elodie inventory. Digico consoles were also used by local NGR Service sound company.

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High End Systems opens entries for Hog Factor 2019 Prolight + Sound

Entries are open for High End Systems’ Hog Factor 2019, taking place at Prolight + Sound, 3rd April 3rd, in Frankfurt. The competition, bigger than before, welcomes all entrants lighting practitioners, university students and apprentices from across EMEA regions.

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Huge Claypaky Rig Performs for the Junior Eurovision Song

Over 840 Claypaky fixtures were used on the 16th Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) final, broadcast live from Minsk to more than 2.7 million viewers. The huge production was skilfully orchestrated by PM Ola Melzig with lighting designed by Alex Manzenko.

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Brompton Technology showcases new Tessera Software 2.2.0 at ISE 2019

High-end LED video processor manufacturer Brompton Technology returns to Amsterdam for I.S.E. 2019 to showcase its new Tessera Processor Software 2.2.0 for the 4K SX40 processor, with enhanced feature set to follow the easy-to-use style of its intuitive user interface.

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Amadeus Releases New 'Philharmonia Mini' Passive Hi-Fi Speakers

Amadeus has begun shipping its latest offering for the Hi-Fi community, passive versions of their award-winning Philharmonia speakers co-designed by world-renowned architect Jean Nouvel.

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Turning the Paulskirche Blue for Human Rights Day with Astera Led

250 Astera battery powered, wirelessly controlled LED lighting fixtures made a spectacular impact in Frankfurt, Germany, lighting the iconic Paulskirche building for the 70th anniversary of Human Rights Day on 10th December 2018.

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DPA Microphones Appoints Thomas Frederiksen As Vice President of Sales For The APAC Region

As a Danish national with extensive experience of living and working in the Far East, Thomas Frederiksen is ideally placed to head up DPA’s regional office in Hong Kong, which was opened in 2013 to support the company’s sales partners throughout Asia.

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Robe helps Martin Garrix launch Anima

DJ Martin Garrix launched his new “ANIMA” live performance concept at Amsterdam’s RAI with the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) festival and conference. His LD Gabe Fraboni specified nearly 300 Robe moving lights - 80 x MegaPointes, 166 x Spikies and 52 x LEDBeam 150s.

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L-Acoustics Reinforces Product Management and Application Touring Teams

Providing robust, location-based application support to Certified Providers and end users is central to L-Acoustics ambition to serve international touring markets. Scott Sugden, Vic Wagner, Marcus Ross now aboard the North American team for full customer support.

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DiGiCo Immerses With KLANG:technologies

DiGiCo announces the acquisition of KLANG:technologies into the Audiotonix family (already including audio brands Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiGrid, Solid State Logic). The deal further brings together innovative brands within the Pro Audio Industry.

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ISE 2019 draws thought leaders February 5th-8th

ISE is the world’s largest professional AV & systems integration show. This unique showcase, held at the RAI Amsterdam Feb. 5-8th, is complemented by a professional development program curated by AVIXA and CEDIA, with conferences, keynotes and events.

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Artiste Picasso Auditions at London’s Park Theatre for Elation

On new drama Distance, at the Park Theatre in London, lighting designer Dan Saggars had the opportunity to put Elation’s new Artiste Picasso™ LED profile to the test on this drama, and found the theatrical-grade moving head an effective multi-purpose lighting tool.

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HARMAN Appoints Exertis as a New Distributor in the UK

HARMAN Professional Solutions, global leader in audio, video, lighting & control systems, announced its new distributor partnership with Exertis in the UK. The agreement covers the AMX Acendo range and a selection of AKG, JBL Professional and Martin by HARMAN products.

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Ayrton Ghibli: becoming the standard for LED spot/profile fixtures

With its 600 W white LED source generating a powerful beam for spot and profiling effects, this very compact moving head is becoming a standard for this type of fixture.

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PlugFest brings entertainment lighting testing to mainland Europe

PlugFest, the technical event for entertainment lighting interoperability organised by PLASA, returns 26-28 February 2019 in Lille (France) allowing for more manufacturers, developers and technicians from across the continent to meet and test their products.

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Claypaky Sharpy Plus & Axcor Spot 400: the more, the merrier

"The more, the merrier" still rules for Claypaky, introducing Sharpy Plus and Axcor Spot 400 crammed with interesting features. Full report from Paris’JTSE exhibition, European exclusive unveiling.

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Chauvet Professional: led PAR, Profile spots and Fresnel French premiere

Premiere at latest French JTSE exhibition on Chauvet France booth, with Albert Chauvet himself, and interesting newbies like a 230 W led PAR56, two profiles with CRI 96 in warm white and two Fresnels, quite a lot in one go! With Albert Chauvet in person…

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Paris is a Green-Go-go and Wall Panel X is nice

JTSE Paris launch of new addition to the Green-Go digital intercom range, the Wall Panel X. This central box is equipped with a handy TFT touchscreen, multi-directions 3 backlit buttons and multi-functions rotary knob.

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d&b audiotechnik announces SL-Series KSL System at NAMM 2019

German audio technology company d&b audiotechnik will be introducing a new addition to its familial line array, the SL-Series, including KSL8, KSL12 and SL-SUB & SL-GSUB. Discover these at the NAMM show in California, from 24 January 2019.

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GLP Extends Its Portfolio With Ehrgeiz Takeover

German Light Products/GLP takes over Ehrgeiz at the beginning of 2019. Since both companies are located in the same place in Karlsbad and are active in the same market, there have always been points of contact. All employees, including R&D, will be integrated.

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Robe Gets Symphonic for Hardwell

Over 200 Robe moving lights (Pointes, Spiiders, BMFL WashBeams and BMFL Blades) for world leading electro DJ Hardwell and Metropole Orkest at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, celebrating 30 years of dance music, during last the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) conference.

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Cover up, we’re reaching for the stars...

It was about time for 2019 to come up in a smooth magenta washlight, dawn of new hopes and promises. so pick up your Leatherman, put on your PPE and turn on the music! SoundLightUp wishes you a happy new year, and 3, 2 ,1 ! Blackout and cue 1, go!

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Mac Allure Profile & ELC Profile spots: Martin Professional, back in the race

The new Martin Mac Allure doesn’t play alongside actual moving head competitors at all. Simultaneously FX projector, compact Spot, and led matrix, the Martin newborn is above all the first of a new family of multibeam intelligent projectors boarding the P3 system.

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Powersoft S.p A. begins public trading on the AIM Italia

Global world leading manufacturer of energy efficient, high-power compact amplifiers Powersoft S.p.A., set the public trading of it shares on the Italian Alternative Investment Market. Powersoft’s exponential growth has occurred consistently since its inception in 1995.

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Restored Frankfurt Old Town Opens with Drone and Elation Proteus™ Show

Recently restored to its former beauty, the architectural treasure of Frankfurt old town was opened in September with a cultural program that included a unique nighttime drone show supported by lighting effects from 88 Elation Proteus Hybrid™ moving head fixtures.

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Drake & Migos Deliver a 360 Experience with Adamson

360-degree audio system with over 250 Adamson E-Series and S-Series cabinets sourced through Cleveland, Ohio’s Eighth Day Sound for Drake & Migos' North-American tour.

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Savage VLZ kit for Gary Numan tour

Philips Vari-Lite VLZ Profile LED luminaires were chosen to meet some specific stage lighting demands on the recent Savage tour by British electronic music pioneer, Gary Numan, including a date at the Royal Albert Hall.

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DiGiCo takes the best of everything to ISE 2019

At next ISE 2019, high-end digital audio solution manufacturer, DiGiCo, will show visitors its 4REA4 installed audio solution, as well as acclaimed SD Range and S Series digital mixing consoles.

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Showtec Singapore Invests in Claypaky’s Latest Fixtures

Lighting solutions expert Showtec has made a major investment in 100 Claypaky Scenius Unico and 50 Mythos 2 fixtures to serve its extensive South East Asia markets. The Singapore-based company is industry-leader in entertainment and corporate and exhibition events.

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Robe _CONNECTIONS_ for VodafoneZiggo

VodafoneZiggo’s new head office in the Netherlands has just opened, with a state-of-the-art party hosting 1,400 employees and 91 x Robe MegaPointe as central part of an incredible light sculpture artwork named _CONNECTIONS_ created by lighting designer Sander den Otter.

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CLF Apollo lifts off at JTSE 2018 with LEDBAR Pro

CLF Lighting launched eye-candy triple effect Apollo and IP65 LEDBAR Pro at Paris JTSE exhibition. CLF French distributor Eclalux displayed decorative lighting as well as stage lighting projectors.

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KLANG:technologies : SoundLightUp test and new french distributor

Klang:technologies, german creator of world first binaural encoding and mixing system for ear-monitoring systems, has introduced it to the french market during the DV2 distributorship deal presentation at JTSE 2018 exhibition in Paris. Full test report here..

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L-ISA hyperreal technology for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert live performance

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra performed the entire score live to picture of “ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert ” at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Australia, for the first ever use of L-Acoustics L-ISA Hyperreal Sound in the southern hemisphere.

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Volt Lites Adds Ayrton Ghibli™ and Mistral™TC Fixtures to Growing Inventory

Volt Lites, of Burbank, California has taken delivery of Ayrton Ghibli and Mistral-TC LED fixtures. Helmed by co-founders Harrison Lippman and Matthew Shimamoto, Volt Lites is a lighting production shop for the greater LA rental community and a wider national clientele.

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PRG Acquires Large GLP impression S350 Stock

PRG Germany has added 100+ GLP’s new impression S350 Profile LED moving head to its hire fleet. First outing with leading LD Jerry Appelt for use on the second MTV Unplugged appearance by rock musician, Udo Lindenberg.