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Meyersound newbies: ULTRA-X40, UPX-D and MPS-482HP power supply

There we go! The hair might get whiter and rare on the Meyersound founders' heads, the ideas budge and the future is knocking on door. Two models launched at ISE will be available early summer, the ULTRA-X40 and the UPQ, now called the UPQ-Dx. D stands Digital, thanks!

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Ayrton, rising and blowing strong at Prolight+Sound

Brilliantly backed by the brilliant light-show designed by Stéphane Migné, Ayrton was putting an emphasis on their Spot and Wash moving head luminaires range with 35 Bora, 50 Khamsin, and 24 new Levante and 47 new Diablo. Huracán-X and IP65 Perseo-S were also unveiled.

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RCF at PL+S 2019: HDL 26-A and HDL 50-A 4K listening sessions

RCF has spoiled us for the 2019 edition of PL+S with two systems ready for outdoor listening in cloudy Frankfurt: the small HDL 26-A and the brand new HDL 50-A 4K, completed by the same set of nine 9006-AS subwoofers in End Fire configuration. Our listening impressions.

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I Am Hardstyle with CLF Lighting, are you?

The I Am Hardstyle event takes place in a huge hall in Mannheim (Germany), with this year a number of CLF Lighting fixtures, among other more "standard" Martin Professional and Robe items. LD Ronnie Santegoeds explains his choice and looks back on his significant career

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L-Acoustics launches the A Series and a 21-inch subwoofer at Prolight+Sound

Nice surprise indeed on the L-Acoustics Prolight+Sound stand, with two new 15” et 10” loudspeakers on board, A10 and A15, each one available in Wide or Focus version, with a new KS21 subwoofer, first 21-inch for L-Acoustics.

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Changes of US Distribution System for Claypaky: launch of US Sales and Operation Center

Claypaky launches its US Sales and Operation Center. The company, which is known for placing great value on personal contact with its clients, will now have a local team of American lighting experts providing a high level of customer service for Claypaky products.

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SOILWORK GOING DEEP ON TOUR WITH SQ-5

Swedish melodic death-metallers, Soilwork, kick-started 2019 with a bang, co-headlining a tour with Finnish metal giants Amorphis. 31 shows in 35 days across mainland Europe, Soilwork were done with an Allen & Heath SQ-5 digital mixer running FOH and monitors.

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Astera AX1 PixelTubes for UMBRA Festival Installation: Making Light of Darkness

Twenty-four Astera wireless battery-operated AX1 Pixel Tubes were utilised for one of 20 stunning site-specific lighting installations created by individual artists for the first UMBRA Light Festival in Vitoria-Gastiez, Spain.

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Travis Scott makes DiGiCo lift off on Astroworld - Wish You Were Here Tour

Mixing just four inputs in an arena show is one of the greatest challenges of my career, shares Ken Van Drutenabout, a.k.a. Pooch, about his gig with Travis Scott, on his Astroworld – Wish You Were Here Tour. He’s using a pair of DiGiCo SD12 consoles for both house and monitors.

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Cameo inventory increase for NicLen GmbH

Germany’s largest DryHire provider NicLen GmbH has invested heavily in Cameo latest products: OPUS S5 Spot, SP5P Profile and AZOR B1 Beam LED Moving Heads, ZENIT W300 and W600 LED and battery-operated ZENIT B200 Outdoor Washlights, F2 T & D LED Fresnel Spotlights.

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Mutual expertise: acquisition of AV and rental specialist DeltaLive UK by L-Acoustics

L-Acoustics, world leader in premium pro sound solutions, and L-Acoustics Group, focused on the design, manufacture and commercialisation of L-Acoustics systems, unveils the acquisition of a majority stake in specialist in audiovisual services and rental DeltaLive UK.

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Massive & Immersive: Amadeus Holophonix installation at La Scala in Paris

Newly-renovated theater La Scala in Paris features over 172 Amadeus speakers, controlled with HOLOPHONIX spatial sound processor, offering arts productions boundless sound possibilities.

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Elation gets Vertical in Venice for Museo del Novecento Opening

For the Museo del Novecento in Venice inauguration, Marco Mazzon Sound & Lights installed a lot of Elation Paladin LED luminaires to light an extraordinary vertical dance show by Compagnia Il Posto that took place across the dazzling ceramic-tiled façade of the building

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L-ISA tastes the Wonderfruit: immersive and tasty

Two years ago, Hugo Heathcote, Archie Keswick and Nico Elliot, directors of Polygon Live, dreamed of a new immersive 360° audio concept for their festival environment. Searching for the right technical partners, they discovered that L-ISA had everything they required.

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Award winning vx 4 media server: new flagship for disguise

disguise has launched the new vx 4 server which has been engineered to play back video at higher quality and resolution than ever before. Previewed at Integrated Systems Europe 2019, where it won the Installation Best of Show 2019 Award, it is now shipping.

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Prolight+Sound Day 3 report

This third day of the Prolight+Sound exhibition is slowly waking up as the stands walls still resonate with the merry fading notes of last night parties in the halls 12.0 and 12.1 of the Frankfurt Messe dedicated to our industry. Cum on, feel the noize!

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SuperSpikies trigger enthusiasm for Triggerfinger Shows

Belgian rock band Triggerfinger played four highly energised, sold-out shows at the beautiful Roma concert hall in Antwerp … marking the European live performance debut of Robe’s new SuperSpikie moving light. The band’s lighting designer is Erwin Van Lokeren.

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Prolight+Sound Day 2 report

Collective Marathon for our journalists in the Prolight+Sound Halls 12.0 and 12.1. in Frankfurt, devoted since this year to lighting, special FX and trussing technologies, but turning at dawn into spontaneous festive spots.

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55 + 26 years impressive wedding: Rent-All takes over Phlippo Group

Rent-All, with its head office in Bemmel, has taken over Phlippo Group, based in Lier, Belgium. This concerns Phlippo Productions, Phlippo Showlights and its branches in Germany and the Netherlands, including the total rental stock.

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Prolight+Sound Day 1 report

First report in a series of three about the new Prolight+Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, with the help of our team of valiant reporters, running everywhere hunting down fresh info and new fixtures or clever, yet unseen products.

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Innovation honoured: Opus Awards at Prolight + Sound 2019

The Prize-winners of the "Opus – German Stage Award" have been announced. Vincent Lérisson wins in the category of "Tour – Lighting design" is the "Woman Worldwide" Justice tour, and Kay Voges for the "Theatre – artistic and technical realisation" "The Parallel World".

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New RCF RDNet 3.1 update for Frankfurt show

Release of RDNet (Networked Management System) software version 3.1 for RCF at Prolight+Sound, comprising direct control of on-board HP filter, Shape Designer, Bass Shaper, and total integration among hardware components - transducers, amplifiers, DSP and tilt.

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Claypaky video buzz for laser-powered Xtylos launch at prolight+Sound

Impressive and colorful video buzz by Claypaky, showing the fantastic Beam effect of its new laser-powered Xtylos moving head. Yet unseen density of the light beam, in credible throw and rich and saturated colors. Official launch tomorrow on Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt.

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Taking innovation to the Maximus: Elation's new LED fixtures galore for Prolight + Sound 2019

Elation Professional announces world debut at Frankfurt Prolight + Sound show for 50,000-lumen Proteus Maximus™, a Wash/Beam and Profile LED luminaire claimed brightest LED profile on the market. Other innovative fixtures will co-star on LMP booth as well in Hall 12.1.

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Compact and intelligent distro from StageSmarts, new at Prolight+Sound 2019

StageSmarts launches new C24 power distribution at the Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, incorporating all the core elements of the company’s larger and award winning smartPDU series that have serviced numerous arena tours and events since two years.

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Brightest Ever Maverick Profile And Spot Fixtures At Prolight + Sound for Chauvet

“Take your breath away”, Chauvet warns, as the Maverick MK3 Spot and MK3 Profile will do just that, with an eye-popping output from one of the most powerful single-source 820 W LED engines in any moving head fixture currently on the market. Prolight+Sound Premiere.

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Pocket Dante with Radial Di-NET nifty new Di-NET interfaces

Radial Engineering is launching the DiNET DAN-TX2 transmitter and DAN-RX2 receiver, 2-channel Dante-enabled network interfaces. They are both designed for use with any Dante or AES67-compliant network, utilizing low-latency audio-over-Ethernet protocol and 24bit/96kHz.

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Innovative and festive: Robe celebrates 25 at Prolight+Sound 2019 with new flagships

As well as launching an impressive collection of new products, such as T1 Wash, iPointe, SilverScan…, Robe celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and is extremely proud to be attending Prolight+Sound 2019 as one of the market leading brands.

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Firmware update V1.8 brings thrills and MCA spills to Allen & Heath dLive series

Allen & Heath flagship dLive mixing system advances with the release of firmware update, V1.8, adding a huge raft of power-features that engineers will love, from MCAs and Talkback Groups through to a hotly-anticipated new DEEP processing plug-in – the OptTronik.

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Playing with Dartz at 360° in Vegas Lady Gaga residency: great Elation for LeRoy Bennett

First Las Vegas residency for Lady Gaga, the Enigma show was launched at MGM’s Park Theater end of December with Elation Professional DARTZ 360 beam/spot effects playing an integral role in LeRoy Bennett’s lighting design. Lighting supply was by Solotech.

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Bar raised high For Norway’s Live Production Market with Rivage PM7

Live production equipment endures challenging climate conditions in Norway. Amas Produksjon Lyd & Lysased, based near Bergen, the rainiest city in Europe, needs very reliable mixing consoles and is the first Norwegian rental house to invest into the Rivage PM7 system.

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Cameo Zenit W600, All-Weather LED Wash Light

Cameo recently introduced us to this nice wall-wash with 40 LED sources designed to be used in all applications, including outdoors. Some large vendors, such as Impact Evénement, immediately brought them into their inventories. Here we have the test of this fixture.

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Eric Grandmougin joins Active Audio & APG. Very active indeed!

Already renowned as a prominent acoustician, Eric Grandmougin joins Active Audio as Marketing & Technical Support Manager. We had the chance to meet him recently with APG & Active Audio CEO Regis Cazin. Complete extensive interview here. Quite an active duo indeed!

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Paris Opéra Garnier upgrades to ETC Eos

The prestigious Paris Opera Garnier has updated its lighting consoles to a selection of ETC Eos desks, unanimously chosen by Jacques Giovanangeli, the head of the lighting department, and his team of 42 professionals, with software updates and training programs in 2019

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Winning across the board at The BRITs with DiGiCo

A full inventory of DiGiCo consoles (SD7 Quantum, SD7, SD12, SD5) were specified throughout the entire 2019 BRIT Awards at the O2 Arena. This production acknowledges the best in musical talent and this year counted The Carters, Drake and Ed Sheeran amongst its winners.

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Stunning French touch all-motorized design from Award-winning LD Vincent Lerisson

For his new tour, French hitmaker and singer Calogero chose to work with Award winning Vincent Lérisson, the young and talented lighting designer for Justice. He created an extraordinary scenography and lighting design for this project.

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Epic investment in Allen & Heath dLive and SQ mixers

Top-tier TV production company and music venue, Epic Studios, whose clientele has included shows such as Top Gear and WWE Wrestling, has embarked on a major audio upgrade of its Norwich, UK premises, with Allen & Heath dLive and SQ mixing systems.

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Top brands and programme highlights at Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse 2019

The whole world of entertainment technology & music business is coming together at Prolight+Sound and Musikmesse in Frankfurt from 2 to 5 April 2019. The two trade fairs will offer being concurrently a variety of new highlights and product innovations.

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The Heart of Manchester pounding with Astera AX1 PixelTubes

28 x Astera AX1 PixelTubes - battery powered wirelessly operated fully controllable LED RGBW batons - were used by Alex Webb from Allied London to create ‘The Heart of Manchester’, a 20 m high heart shaped light sculpture on the Quay Street façade in central Manchester.

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Dalis cyclorama investment for London’s National Theatre

The National Theatre, London’s South Bank revered institution, took more than 50 Robert Juliat Dalis battens for cyclo lighting. Its 3 theatres, the Olivier, the Lyttelton and the Dorfman, already use a large inventory of Robert Juliat fixtures.