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Brian Divine as Division President of HARMAN Professional Solutions

With a 15-year background in the Professional Solutions division, Divine brings deep experience in operations, engineering and product development, along with the key verticals served by HARMAN Pro.

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AMF enlighted by Robe Esprite

The Netherlands saw the debut of the Robe’s new ESPRITE LED moving lights at the high-profile AMF event staged in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. This event, showcased five days of electronic music conference, debates and live events related to the 2019 Amsterdam Dance Event.

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Robert Juliat; longevity record

On the JTSE stand, a carbon-arc projector and an ancient follow-spot seduced visitors by their timelessness, while in the “Black Box” stand, new technologies were discreetly integrated into the brand's latest flagships.

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DiGiCo reveals Quantum 3 38 at NAMM 2020

NAMM 2020 sees DiGiCo reveal the latest of Quantum consoles, the all-new Quantum 3 38. Like Quantum7 and 5, Quantum 3 38 represents a dramatic leap forward in power and connectivity with the same speed that Quantum users have come to rely on in a smaller format console.

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Optocore appoints United Brands as new german distributor

German world market-leading fiber network specialists, Optocore, have appointed Dusseldorf-based United Brands GmbH also kown as United B, as their new German distributors with immediate effect.

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Roadie goes even more versatile with Ayrton MiniPanel-FX and Diablo-TC

The exclusive local distributor in Singapore, Total Solutions Marketing Pte Ltd, sold 24 Ayrton MiniPanel-FX and 18 Ayrton Diablo-TC fixtures to the lighting design company, Roadie Pte Ltd. It is an opportunity to find out what persuaded them to make this choice.

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Legally Blonde at NYU lit by Mason Delman with Elation Artiste Picasso

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts production Legally Blonde was lit by designer Mason Delman with Elation Artiste Picasso moving heads. 10 Artiste Picasso fixtures were provided by 4Wall Entertainment in New York, to be used at the Skirball Center in November.

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L-Acoustics Releases L-ISA Controller v2.0 And New Tracking Partners

With the v2.0, L-Acoustics releases a significant update for its L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology that will enable users to monitor the positioning of any tracked object in a 3D view. 4 tracking technologies will also function within the L-ISA ecosystem.

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GLP fixtures built up in -a cage- over Young Thug

LD Stu Dingley worked alongside with creative director of rapper Young Thug, Meggan Mckenziher, in bringing her ideas to life. He was soon dipping into the GLP toolbox and an impressive Wall of X4 Bar 20 and JDC1 high-power strobing was designed to lit up the group.

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The d&b KSL-SUB, makes its debut at the 2020 NAMM

The new flown and ground stacked d&b KSL-SUB will provide a small, lightweight format that extends the frequency response of a KSL System down to 36Hz with “exceptional dispersion control, impressive low frequency headroom and unmatched performance for its size”.

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The Robe Tetra2 offers a double zoom

The first presentation in France of the Robe Tetra2 bar took place at the JTSE. After some modifications, the Tetra LED bar unveiled at Plasa returns with a new function.

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Five RCF TT+ speakers upgraded as II are shipping

The RCF TT+ flagship active systems designed for high-grade sound reinforcement TT 5-A II, TT 2-A II, TT 1-A II, TT 052-A II, TT 051-A II are shipping and will be compatible with the older version upgraded with the RDNet card.

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A new panel light for the cinematic industry launch by ETC

Following a 3 years old research project to develop future technology and fixture specialised in light for use on camera. The findings on color perception come together in the family of fos/4 panel lights, now available from ETC.

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L-Acoustics Updates Best-selling Kara with Flexible Directivity

L-Acoustics announces the new Kara II modular line source, with the addition of Panflex, giving Kara four-in-one directivity: one box handily covers any audience geometry. L-Acoustics will make available a kit to upgrade existing Kara with Panflex.

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Ayrton at the forefront with the Karif-LT and the Shamal-LT

Ayrton, superstar in the USA, introduces the Karif-LT and the Shamal-LT back home in Paris at JTSE.

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Distribution company SIXTY82 Doughty Asia replace Prolyte Asia Pacific

Prolyte Asia Pacific, also known as PAP, is pleased to announce its transition into SIXTY82 Doughty Asia (SDA). The distribution company will maintain its focus on supplying the urgent demand for trussing and staging products or solutions.

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Peter Pan takes off with Robe lighting fixtures

One of the most exciting presentations in the UK was Productions’ Peter Pan at Blackpool Grand Theatre, directed by Anthony Williams and lit by Andy Webb who specified all-Robe LED fixtures with the T1 Profile at the core of his lighting scheme.

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Back to the sources with the Sharpy Plus Aqua for Claypaky

The Italians also took advantage of this year-end to release two complementary products to their range, a waterproof version of the Sharpy Plus and a ReflectXion motorized mirror.

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L-ISA Technology Adds Console Partnership with Yamaha

L-Acoustics is pleased to announce the expansion of console partners, adding Yamaha Professional Audio, who has co-developed an L-ISA DeskLink for their flagship Rivage PM7 and PM10 mixing systems.

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Chauvet Rogue R1 BeamWash and Maverick Storm 1 Spot

We discovered at JTSE 2019 exhibition in Paris two new moving heads in the Rogue and Maverick ranges. Let’s sum up saying we met a small hybrid and swift moving head, as well as a powerful IP65 waterproof Spot.

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Cameo launches the Evos W7 Wash light and the Opus X Profile spot with framing system

Cameo, a fast-growing brand, is launching the Evos W7, the first Wash-type moving head in its professional range, and the Opus X Profile, a powerful 700 W LED profile moving head with motorized framing system.

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Astera available in South Africa since 2019 is a success story

DWR had been announced as a distributor of ‘Astera LED’ in 2019 for South Africa. A successfull year has followed launched by immadiate sales. One of their first customer was freelance gaffer Andre Beumer from Just Light It.

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Martin Audio Launches Blackline X218 Subwoofer

Martin Audio started 2020 with the announcement of the X218 subwoofer, answering numerous requests and extending yet further the company’s best ever selling portable series, BlacklineX.

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The Era range, a new era for Martin

Somewhere in between the Rush family and the reference Mac range, this new Era range welcomes no less than 6 models, including a 800 LED moving head and a lamp-fitted waterproof hybrid IP65 moving head.

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Meyer Sound System for India’s National Centre for the Performing Arts

To assure audiences a consistently listening experience and streamline operating logistics, NCPA installed new permanent Leopard and UPQ Meyer Sound reinforcement systems in its two principal venues, the Tata Theatre and the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre.

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Thought leadership at ISE 2020 (11-14 February 2020)

Aside the exhibition, ISE 2020 will offer an extensive professional development and training program under the title ‘Learn. Discover. Be Inspired’ featuring more than 200 leading industry experts delivering 13 conferences, keynotes, workshops and demos.

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Capital Sounds adds new WPS line array for Tim Minchin Tour

After the successful debut of Martin Audio’s new WPS line array on the Eddie Izzard tour that Capital Sound has extended its inventory, after winning the bid for the Tim Minchin tour since the two UK itineraries overlapped.

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2020, the year that disserves a rating of 20 out of 20

Not only 2020 will be a new year, but it will also and above all be a decade of deep changes in which innovations will appear, both in the sound, light and video markets, which will allow us to build even more amazing, moving or unexpected performances.

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Chroma-Q Inspires at the Conservatory of Ljubljana

Over thirty Chroma-Q Inspire XT™ LED house lights have been chosen by the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana (KGBL), Slovenia to offer high quality of light without noise.

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Nexo P8 & P10. The art of declination

When you’re a hit creator, the next logical step is to produce another one. P12 forged the path of the versatile coaxial reinforcement/wedge solution from Nexo. P8 and P10 open up new horizons, offering a more compact, lightweight and practical design, to within a few dB and Hertz.

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Ayrton Perseo-S fixtures make their US debuts with Hercules

Two IP65 rated moving head multi-purpose Ayrton Perseo-S LED fixtures provided by ACT Lighting have been used for the first time in the Hercules musical in Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Placed at front stage, they had to face various weather conditions.

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Thomas Lindgren is the new RCF sales manager in Denmark

After having been in partnership with a local distributor, RCF SpA is announcing the appointment of the experienced consultant and sound engineer Thomas Lindgren as national sales manager for Denmark.

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Spectacular AV show involves Robe in Israel

Robe BMFL Blades and IP rated ColorStrobes play a main part providing effects in the light show designed by Eran Klein & Ben Alon which supports large format video images mapped onto the western slope of Masada Mountain near the Dead Sea in Israel.

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DTS Alchemy 3, a smaller, yet uncompromising version of the Alchemy 5

Why call it uncompromising? Because this LED wash light fixture, at first glance a downsized version of the Alchemy 5, boards all the functions of its big brother.

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Stage Sound Services investment in DiGiCo Quantum 7 engines

The Cardiff-based rental company Stage Sound Services is one of the first companies to invest in the latest Quantum 7 engine for its seven SD7s, stating that their unwavering belief in DiGiCo’s ability to continually upgrade its product.

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New Chamsys MQ70 console

A new compact lighting desk has just been launched by Chamsys, the MagicQ MQ70. Its format is derived from the MQ60 it replaces. Let’s go for an overview.

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The High End SolaHyBeam 3000 wins with ETC

As an European exclusive, High End unleashes some serious beast with the SolaHyBeam 3000, a long-range hybrid LED moving head. Video interview with Nicolas Da Cana, sales manager at ETC.

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RCF USA President Roni Nevo is the new EAW CEO

EAW has announced the appointment of Roni Nevo as its new Chief Executive Officer. Key figure in the RCF Group, he will remain President of RCF USA and help the EAW team fine tune operations and expand its customer base in the USA and around the world.

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Ayrton Khamsins bring light to offer live streaming in a church

Offering live streaming on the Internet, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church of Newport Beach, California has upgraded it lighting equipment by purchasing Ayrton Khamsin-TC with white custom bodies installed as front lights, which may be used as follow spots too.

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L-Acoustics Syva delivers on audio and aesthetics for Croatian theatre

The historic Istrian People’s Theatre (INK), Pula, Croatia has recently replaced all of its sound reinforcement and monitoring systems with L-Acoustics Syva and X Series technologies, as well as LA4X amplification.