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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, whatever her chosen name, 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.

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The coolest Hybrid: Proteus in Frigid Conditions on Swarovski Crystal Worlds Festival of Light

Real cooool news here! Elation’s IP65 moving heads, used by Chris Moylan at Festival of Light at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in the Austrian town of Wattens, in an impressive beam show, remain reliable in ice and snow, during a special 15-minute light show.

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Star Role for Lawo in Indian Premier League Broadcast

Indian Premier League is the star in cricket’s commercial crown, with large audiences and paying the highest fees. The rights for the season are held by Star TV as part of a five-year contract, with longstanding use of equipment from German broadcast innovator Lawo.

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CLF Lighting has a rental DNA and innovation in mind

The CLF Lighting brand is emblematic of an evolution of the notion of brand, resulting here from the internal NEEDS of a big Dutch rental company, Rent-All. Several newbies at Prolight + Sound, including a 3-in-1 clever motorized matrix, the Stinger, and many more.

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Fourth Generation Active Field Control System for Yamaha at InfoComm

Yamaha will demonstrate at InfoComm the upcoming upgrade to its innovative Active Field Control (AFC) acoustic enhancement system. The new AFC4 (fourth generation) system features significant upgrades in DSP processing and hardware.

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Alice in Paris’ Moulin Rouge wonderland: Robert Juliat follows legendary French spot

Le Moulin Rouge, the famously emblematic cabaret of Parisian nights and entertainment since 1889, recently renewed its followspots and chose Alice, the latest 600W LED model in Robert Juliat's generation of LED followspots for the Féerie show.

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Major Role at Eurovision Song Contest 2019 for Ayrton Lighting

The Eurovision Song Contest 2019, hosted by Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv, boasted 700+ Ayrton fixtures in its massive lighting rig. Set designer, Florian Wieder, and lighting designers, Ronen Najar and Dakar Azulay created individual looks for each competing country.

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Adamson new products at Prolight+Sound, SLU report and interviews

When we do not see anything coming, it does not mean that no work's done, just that the secrets are well kept. Adamson opens the floodgates of new products, with quite a lot of new models. Finally it's also movin' and dancin' for pro audio, and not only for lighting!

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GLP 25th anniversary presents: S350 Wash, Highlander, Impression FR10 Bar & KNV modules

25h Anniversary candles for GLP blown this year in style on their large Prolight+Sound stand, with bagpipe melodies and impressive Highlander new Washlight flagship, FR10 LED bar with individual zooms, and a beefed up KNV series.

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Audio Solvation appointed new Netherlands Power House for L-Acoustics

L-Acoustics has a new CPD (Certified Provider Distributor) for The Netherlands called Audio Solvation - a recently formed company specialising in premium brand pro-audio sales and support that comes complete with an impressive pre-existing reputation and heritage.

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Briteq BT-Blinder2 IP, an exemplary LED Blinder

Very likeable piece of kit indeed! The Briteq BT-Blinder2 IP stands as what’s the best at the moment on the market as LED FL-1300 blinder type. Practical and very useful, the Fast Clamp V2 on its Camlock locking base.

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THE ELYSEE MONTMARTRE, THE PHOENIX OF PARISIAN NIGHTLIFE

There are certain places like the Elysee Montmartre that are steeped in history. We visited this Parisian landmark built in 1807, which, like the phoenix, is reborn from its own ashes. It was completely refurbished after a fire and reopened in September 2016.

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New UK direct sales distribution for Claypaky

Claypaky will handle directly the distribution of its products in the UK market. The direct contacts with customers will be managed by Emilio Cornelli, a face already known to many, who returns as UK Regional Manager.

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DTS Alchemy 5, a classic reinvented

Fitted with a 6-color LED engine, the Alchemy 5 takes on the look and the beam of one of the world's greatest classics in the wash projector, originally equipped with a 575 MSR lamp, and you can still see it everywhere. most TV studios.

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Q-Light Egypt appointed as new international distributor for Ayrton

Q-Light Egypt is the latest addition of Ayrton’s international distributor’s network. As newest exclusive distributor, Q-Light, managed by Walid Bahnasy, CEO and co-founder, will handle the full portfolio of Ayrton’s LED profile, wash, spot and effects luminaires.

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DARE TO DREAM WIRELESS: 140 SENNHEISER MICS FOR EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2019

Eurovision is the world’s largest live music event. The RF wireless system deployed by Agorà and Sennheiser/Kilim included 140 wireless microphones from Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 and 9000 Series, plus 42 channels of 2000 series IEMs with a total of 196 IEM bodypacks.

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Robe SilverScan, looking back in the (moving) mirror

Robe was celebrating in an Adventure Movie set its 25th Anniversary at Prolight+Sound with an already cult Silver Jubilee projectors range. First unexpected surprise, the much-awaited return of the Moving Mirror Scanner, this intelligent projector too quickly forgotten.

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A Hellow a "Rockstar": DPA Microphones for Post Malone

As FOH engineer for best-selling rapper, singer and songwriter Post Malone, Joe Hellow takes pride in capturing the artist’s emotions during live performances. He brought DPA Microphones’ d:facto 4018VL Vocal mic into the mix and appreciated the results, read below.

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New exclusive German distributor for Ayrton: Lightpower at the helm for new strategies

Ayrton and Lightpower are excited to announce that, from the 1st July 2019, Lightpower will take over the exclusive distribution of Ayrton in Germany. Lightpower has been offering market proximity, comprehensive service and support and over 40 years of experience.

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New Products and Upgrades at InfoComm 2019 for DiGiCo

DiGiCo Set to Showcase New Products and Upgrades at InfoComm 2019. New offerings shown June 12th-14th in Orlando will include Mustard and Spice Rack, an updated Dante DMI card, SD12/SD10 software upgrades, and more.

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MARTIN MAC ALLURE WASH PC: a family look

We were waiting for it, and here he is at Prolight + Sound 2019; The Mac Allure Wash PC strictly reflects the design and much of the functions of its fellow Spot version, as well as all its many control protocols.

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ETC names new CEO

Continuing the 40+ year tradition of strong company leadership, the ETC board of directors has appointed Dick Titus as President/CEO of ETC. The company is dedicated to maintaining the legacy of its co-founder Fred Foster who passed away earlier this year.

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Smart PD and Smart RD from Nixer: Dante is not a blind inferno anymore

Nixer Pro Audio’s PD Dante is a handheld portable audio monitoring tool designed to set up and configure DANTE audio networks. Its touchscreen presents up to 64 channels for instant monitoring via built-in speakers, phones or ext. monitors, same for rackmount version.

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Pre-managed Swisson XES-2T6 switch, network for dummies

To build a data bridge between the control room and the stage to send Art-Net, Dante and a VNC, all at the same time, two preconfigured network-linked switches can be more than enough. This is why Swisson has developed the XES-2T6, an intelligent Class 2 switch.

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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.