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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?

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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.

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Anthony Hazelden chooses Ayrton for Burna Boy’s Love, Damini Tour

For Burna Boy Tour, his LD, Anthony Hazelden, chose a quantity of Ayrton Huracán LT, Eurus Profile and Domino LT fixtures as the mainstay of his London Stadium rig.

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Midwich Portugal to Distribute Robe

Midwich Portugal, part of the Midwich Group, is thrilled to announce the addition moving light manufacturer Robe Lighting to its exclusive distribution portfolio for the Portuguese market.

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Adamson VGt: The Future of High-Performance Audio

Adamson is proud to announce the launch of VGt, the first cardioid, large-format line-array module, with onboard Class-D amplification, Milan AVB and full DSP, in the Vergence Group; setting a new standard for high-performance audio products with seamless integration.

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ETC gear selected for new and advanced Al Hadath TV studios

ETC dealer, Oasis Enterprises have supplied ETC control, networking and fixtures for Al Hadath’s brand new broadcast studios in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Astera applied with Zeal at Neverland Illuminata

Over 300 Astera NYX Bulbs and 80 x Titan Tube wireless LED lighting fixtures dazzled festive guests visiting the spectacular “Neverland Illuminova” Christmas trail at Wellington Country Park near Reading in the UK.

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The world’s largest cinema image sensor for Sphere

Sphere Studios and STMicroelectronics reveal new details on the world’s largest cinema image sensor custom created for Big Sky, the world’s most advanced camera system and used to capture ultra-high-resolution content for Sphere in Las Vegas.

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175 x Chauvet Professional Fixtures for the Big Night

Big Night DC was animated by an upbeat and colorful lighting and video design from Evan Kirkendall and the team at Harford Sound LLC built up with 100 Chauvet Professional fixtures, plus 72 F4XIP video panels.

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RCF Celebrates 75 Years of Authentic Performance Sound

Founded in Reggio Emilia Italy in 1949 by a group of engineers, RCF's heritage is rooted in 75 years of relentless pursuit of superior sound quality and technological advancement with a fully integrated approach that leads the way in the pro audio industry today.

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SONOSS launches ALTIMATE, its brand of smart lifting control

To commercially separate his activities as distributor (Luminex, SGM...) and manufacturer, Philippe Coudyser, CEO of Sonoss, has registered the Altimate brand to cover his range of lifting controls, made in France, ready to seduce the world.

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THE SMALL BLUE PLANET

On the menu in paradise are the timeless themes of love, nature and friendship, as well as art and the thrill of pleasure, as we think about everything that's happening in our business to make shows more attractive and spectators happier. 2024 promises to be rich in novelties.

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Jeroen van Aalst Joins Robe International Team as Key Account Manager

Jeroen van Aalst has joined the Robe International sales team as key account manager where he will be energising and coordinating sales in The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia, Malta, Turkey, Israel, and South Africa.

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Novelty-Magnum-Dushow Group now Established in Portugal

Novelty is pleased to announce the acquisition of the company CHS - Creative Productions. Founded in 1994, this company co-founded by Carlos Esteves, is specialized in technical services for festivals, concert tours and events.

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PTP Live grows its Ayrton lighting inventory with Argo 6 FX fixtures

Nashville-based PTP Live has invested in 60 Ayrton Argo 6 FX lights for its live production work for music, festival and corporate clients and to bolster its rental inventory of lighting and video equipment.

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Alligatoah‘s ‘retour’ continues with GLP

Christoph Schneider creates a dystopian scenery in three acts with JDC1, JDC Line 1000 and impression X5 Wash for the German rap phenomenon.

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ETC Introduces High End Systems Ministar

ETC introduce the High End Systems Ministar, an automated lighting product with exceptional versatility and performance at an affordable price point.

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Martin Mac One: A compact wash/beam with effects and a fresnel lens

Harman Professional Solutions has announced the launch of the Martin MAC One, a new beam, wash and effect fixture with a Fresnel lens, which is guaranteed to make an impression. Compact, lightweight (4.4 kg), fast and highly versatile.

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Astera appoints Simon Canins as CTO and Ben Díaz as Head of PM

Astera is thrilled to announce the establishment of a new Product Management Department as part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing product development and customer satisfaction.

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Fohhn expands in the US with a subsidiary & STIRLING

Fohhn expands in the US with the Miami-based Fohhn Audio Americas LLC subsidiary and STIRLING Communications Supply Co. as their distribution partner in the US as well as SYMCO Inc. as its exclusive representative firm for the US North-East region.

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F-Drive now compatible with Irideon and Source Four Mini LED

ETC announces F-Drive compatible versions of Irideon FPZ, Irideon WLZ, and Source Four Mini LED. These additions make it even easier to pair ETC luminaires with ETC’s flagship LED driver solution.

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GR-Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre boosts Robe inventory

GR-Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre is a bustling 23-hall venue operating in the middle of the Slovenian capital. Recently, the venue has boosted its Robe moving light stock with the purchase of Esprites, LEDBeam 350s and LEDBeam 150s.

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Slovenian rockers Joker Out on tour with Robe

Indie Rockers Joker Out are the hottest musical act of the moment in Slovenia.They recently playing a concert at Stožice, the Ljubljana’s biggest arena venue, … which was lit by Klemen Krajnc, with 100 Robe luminaires.

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The Biggest L-Acoustics Sound System Ever for the Pope

Pixel Light Deploys the Biggest L-Acoustics Sound System Ever at the Massive World Youth Day in Lisbon for Pope Francis deploying a record-breaking total of 1,100 L-Acoustics loudspeakers both on stage and over an incredible 109 delay towers.

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Robert Juliat Dalis 862 footlights in front of the Palais Garnier

On 12 November in Paris, 163 Robert Juliat Dalis 862 footlights took part in the unique Chiroptera show, a collaborative project by JR, Damien Jalet and Thomas Bangalter.

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Deal for Robe ESPRITES at Atlantic Studios in Cape Town

Atlantic Studios, Cape Town, South Africa, is a cutting-edge multi-stage film and television production facility and a bustling hub of creative activity serving the Western Cape and far beyond.

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ETC’s Halcyon fixtures join Comédie-Française in Paris

ETC’s best-in-class automated fixtures range Halcyon has been selected by the renowned Parisian theatre, la Comédie-Française. A total of 27 Halcyon Platinum fixtures and 12 Halcyon Gold fixtures.

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NicLen integrates the Astra Hybrid330 Prolights into their rental offerings!

Dry hire company NicLen is adding the Astra Hybrid330 Prolights to its inventory. This hybrid LED head has rapidly become one of the reference moving head for this German company.

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ADAMSON’S FLETCHERMACHINE BRINGS LA TOSCA TO THE ZENITH

Let's meet the Fabrique Opéra at the Orléan’s Zénith for a performance of La Tosca, spatialized by the FletcherMachine, under the impetus of system engineer Franck Niederoest and the support of Adamson and its French distributor DV2. A grand premiere.

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Ayrton Zonda 9 throws a light on Suspekt at Parken Stadium, Copenhagen

Danish hip hop band, Suspekt is renowned for playing with cool lighting effects and Ayrton was delighted that 168 Zonda 9 Wash and Zonda 9 FX fixtures were chosen in the lighting kit.