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UK’s first for L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound for alt-J fans at the Royal Albert Hall

UK premiere for L-Acoustics L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, starring 3 central hangs of 12 K2 + 3 Kara with 2 hangs of 16 Kara, plus Syva and X12 surround boxes ... and alt-J combination of ethereal harmonies and striking sound effects, of course !

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Elation Artiste DaVinci, from paintbrushes to beams

Elation Artiste DaVinci, from paintbrushes to beams. Presentation of this spot, using a 270 W white LED source : compact, powerful, complete, affordable. Will it be a new source of inspiration for light designers? Read all about it!

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No stage fright for Ayrton Ghibli for its debut at Garsington Opera

Ghibli LED Profile spot luminaire in opera debut at UK prestigious Garsington Opera Festival. 24 fixtures were chosen for quality of light and noiseless operation.

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Clay Paky Scenius Spot : extensive SLU test

Clay Paky Scenius Spot : extensive SLU test. Designed around new generation Osram 1400-PS Lok-it lamp, positioned at the top of the Clay Paky range of spots, it delivers a powerful, uniform beam, beautiful saturated and pastel colors and a comprehensive set of effects.

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Novelty France, Magnum & Dushow Group: new european leader

Official announcement of the Dushow Group takeover by the Novelty Group, following the final agreement from the french competition authority. This strategic 200 million EUR deal has been validated unanimously by the representative bodies of the staff as well.

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Robert Juliat fixtures tune in for Moscow’s new Zaryadye Concert Hall

29 RJ 325LF Cin’k and 20 RJ 326LFV Cin’k Fresnel tungsten fixtures, 20 RJ 710 SX2 and 12 RJ 711 SX2 profile tungsten lanterns, 24 RJ D’Artagnan 930SNX 2500W discharge profile lanterns, and 4 RJ Victor 1800W HMI followspots with dedicated DMX control.

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"Haute Couture" LED Spot/profile Robe DL7S: complete SLU test

LED-source moving head spot/profile Robe DL7S Profile: The "Haute Couture" LED fixture. Here is the extensive SLU full test.

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Ayrton MagicDot-XT diamond formation for Lenny Kravitz’s Raise Vibration

The Lenny Kravitz 2018 Raise Vibration tour features a stage show being a large and lively affair with lighting designer, Leroy Bennett, incorporating 224 of Ayrton’s MagicDot XT fixtures into his multi-layered design.

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ROBE T1 PROFILE : stage ready !

New ROBE T1 Profile is a versatile spot/profile moving head for the Theater and TV markets. Variable CRI and fine tuning of color temperature, thanks to its 5 chromatic components led engine including RGB+Amber+Lime.

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Meyer Sound LEO Family Soars with Twenty One Pilots on “Bandito Tour”

Rock icons Twenty One Pilots blazed across the U.S.A. on sellout “Bandito Tour”, featuring visual pyrotechnics with potent audio delivered by a 138-loudspeaker Meyer Sound LEO Family system supplied by VER Tour Sound in partnership with Concert Investor.

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160 Elation Proteus Hybrid Radiate at Parookaville Festival

LD Robert Sommer of POOLgroup praises aesthetic, performance, dust protection of IP65 Elation Proteus Hybrid that radiated the Parookaville festival. For this occasion, 160 of them were used amongst his setup.

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Astera : Titan Tube, a tetanizing fixture

Titan Tube, a tetanizing fixture. Latest model in Astera complete range of wireless and battery operated projectors, this lighting tube with high CRI and high quality of light is mainly designed for cinema sets, but can also be used in a variety of Live applications.

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Dan Hadley rocks Ayrton MagicPanel-FX with Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold

For iconic rock band Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold world tour. LD Dan Haley's lighting rig gave prominence to 36 Ayrton MagicPanel-FX square faced LED fixtures rigged on 12 floating ladders, constantly moving to reconfigure and reshape the architecture of the stage.

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Mighty MDG Goes Walking with Dinosaurs

Arena spectacular Walking with Dinosaurs, need all the haze and low fog they can get. They chose to go for MDG with three ATMe™ haze generators and three ICE FOG™ Compack HP low fog generators, all supplied by Sonalyst,

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Work Pro expands international sales channels for LightShark ... what is it, by the way ?

Work Pro expands international sales channels for LightShark ... and SoundLightUp kindly reminds you of what are the true innovations of this tablet-based nifty "little" console, compact indeed, but with all the needed bells and whistles for easy and fast programming.

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Chemical High for MegaPointes

The Chemical Brothers have played a fantastic visual experience shows created by Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall. Robe’s MegaPointes also made their presence felt and constitute a first big Robe purchase for the rental company Lite Alternative.

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LCR Raises the Alarm with Chroma-Q Color Force II for Bloc Party

LCR Raises the Alarm for Bloc Party with Chroma-Q Color Force II. Two Chroma-Q Color Force II LED battens were placed at the top and bottom of each of the five individual cyc panels spaced apart by Ryan Hopkins,LD & Director of Lights Control Rigging.

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d&b Soundscape presentation indigo at The 02, London. Hosted by SSE Audio.

On October 23, 2018 d&b audiotechnik gave a presentation of their Soundscape immersive system, at indigo at The 02. The afternoon demo also included the venue's newly installed J-Series house PA, installed by SSE Audio. Simon Duff reports.

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Final Ecodesign consultation period

The EU Commission has released a revised version of the proposed Ecodesign and energy labelling regulations that exempt a large number of significant tungsten lamps used in the entertainment, but there are still some important areas that need to be addressed.

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Lancelot rides with Iron Maiden

Robert Juliat is very excited that Robert Coleman, lighting designer for Iron Maiden, specified 6 (not 666!) Robert Juliat Lancelot 4000W HTI followspots for the band’s current Legacy of the Beast World Tour.

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Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019: Stronger together!

Next year’s Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound will be held concurrently, from Tuesday the 2nd to friday the 5th of April. new event called Musikmesse Plaza will take the form of a pop-up market with numerous musical events and direct exhibitor sales on 6 April.

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Avolites Ai R8 Servers Map Complex Stage Design at Elrow Town

When the ‘bombastic’ Elrow Town festival landed in East London’s Olympic Park it had one main aim: to take revellers on a psychedelic trip. Challenged with serving up the eye-curdling visual effects was Philip Mayer of GaiaNova, using Avolites Ai R8 servers.

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Nexo Recruits an engineering Support Manager

To set up the installation technical files by participating in the measurements and adjustements, to animate trainings, you have to be graduated of a higher education School, in Audio, Acoustic, Electroacoustic and you have an experience in a similar position.

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Rycote acquisition by Vitec Group PLC

Vitec enters adjacent audio capture market with the acquisition of Rycote Microphone Holdings Ltd. This acquisition will therefore provide Rycote with the platform for continued growth, as well as providing Vitec with a great opportunity to their customers.

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Musikmesse 2019: new competition to honour innovative therapy instruments

Messe Frankfurt and the German Music Therapy Society (DMtG) will hold the ‘New Therapy Instruments’ competition on the occasion of Musikmesse 2019. Instrument makers, artists and music therapists are invited to take part. The award is worth € 2,000.

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Ayrton appoints Ampco Flashlight Sales as distributor for Netherlands

Ayrton announce the appointment of Ampco Flashlight Sales as its latest exclusive distributor in its international network. Ampco Flashlight Sales will be responsible for the distribution of the portfolio of Ayrton products across The Netherlands, with immediate effect.

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Anolis and ArKaos Announce Partnership

Architectural LED lighting manufacturer Anolis and real-time visual processing technology provider ArKaos announce an innovative collaboration on several future product developments. This will result in benefits to clients using ArKaos and Anolis.

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Denny Arndt Fuses Light And Nature At Berlin With Chauvet

The Berlin Botanical Garden welcomed the Botanische Nacht live show. It was built around the theme “The Light of Nature.” Lighting Designer Denny Arndt brought performances to life by using 150 Chauvet Epix Strip IP fixtures and created a vibrant panorama.

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Blue Parrot invests in MDG

Theatre and live event production company, Blue Parrot, of Edinburgh has recently enhanced its rental inventory with the purchase of an MDG ICE FOG™ Compack HP low fog generator and an MDG ATMe™ haze generator.

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In Memoriam, Jo Mulders, ADJ Group of Companies

It is with deep sadness that the ADJ Group of Companies announces the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Jo Mulders on Monday, September 17, 2018. An esteemed and beloved colleague, Mulders, 61, worked as General Manager for the ADJ Group for over 15 years.

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Ampco Flashlight invests in Ayrton Ghibli and MagicPanel FX

Dutch rental company, Ampco Flashlight Rentals, has invested in Ayrton Ghibli and Ayrton MagicPanel FX fixtures for its rental stock to meet the demands of its customers. The company is very excited at the prospect of making these units available to its customer base.

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DiGiCo Makes Life Easy At Pukkelpop

Pukkelpop showcases an incredible variety of musical genres. A major part of the audio production is handled by production company PRG. DiGiCo was its choice of console for three of the festival's stages including the Main one, which hosted some of music's biggest acts.

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‘The Biggest Rock Band On Earth’ Relies On Yamaha

In July 2015 a thousand musicians perform Learn to Fly in Cesena Italy and Foo Fighters duly performed in the city four months later. But that was just the start... Now an annual event, this year Yamaha digital mixers were tasked with mixing a band of over 1500 members.

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Scenius Unicos selected by Nick Whitehouse for Justin Timberlake’s Tour

Justin Timberlake has launched his “Man of the Woods” tour with Claypaky Scenius Unico fixtures supporting the show as it travels the world.

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Ayrton Digital Lighting Appoints Bary AS as exclusive distributor for Norway

Ayrton Digital Lighting announce the appointment of Bary AS as its new, exclusive distributor for Norway. Bary AS is one of Norway’s largest suppliers of technical solutions and equipment.

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Yamaha Shows New Products And Updates At IBC2018

Yamaha has a digital mixing solution suitable for every type of broadcast need. All will be on show at IBC2018, including new products and updated firmware. Yamaha systems will also be mixing keynote speeches and other presentations throughout the show.

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Harman Professional systems to showcase Studer Vista 5 Black Edition on HHB Stand at IBC 2018

HHB Communications Ltd (HHB), a global leader in professional audio technology, announced HARMAN Professional Solutions will showcase the Studer Vista 5 Black Edition on the HHB Communications stand 8.D56 at IBC2018.

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Ayrton’s Bora official video presentation

Ayrton introduces Bora, a sophisticated and fully equipped compact 750 W double wash fixture, the Stage and the True Color. The Stage delivers a record-breaking output of 38 000 lumens. Both will be launched at Plasa, Sunday, Sept. 16th. Click to see the official video.

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High End Shine at Live You Play

Music Inside Rimini (MIR) and LIVE welcomed a host of lighting companies including High End Systems to take part in the annual Italian event ‘Live You Play’. LIVE events. This year, there was both a Virtual and a Live show organised at the event.

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RCF GROUP announces the acquisition of EAW

RCF Group, one of the fastest growing group in the Pro Audio market today announced that it is acquiring Eastern Acoustics Works (EAW), an iconic company in the history of Install and Touring sound headquartered in Whitinsville,MA from LOUD Audio LLC, a portfolio company of Transom Capital Group.