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Idols South Africa votes for grandMA3

LD Joshua Cutts was thrilled to drive a grandMA3 light, along with MA NPU, MA VPU, MA 8Port Node, for the Idols South Africa 2018 finale in Johannesburg. Hot on the hills of American Idols, Idols South Africa has completed its 14th season, with season 15 already confirmed.

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The Overtones hit the right notes on tour with EV and Dynacord

Merlin PA Hire supplies EV X2 and Dynacord TGX amps for all-OMNEO workflow on sold-out UK tour. X-Line Advance X2 line array delivers “perfect sound” across all venues, says FOH engineer Mark Clements, with “crisp and precise X2 performance and massive headroom of TGX”.

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P18 JB Lighting, the profile spot that's batting 1000!

JB Lighting is the first to hit the 1,000 W mark for an LED spot, and the first to exceed 30,000 lm of luminous flux. In addition to a powerful beam, the German manufacturer has built in a comprehensive range of functions that make the P18 a solution for any situation.

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Vokkero: from a M’Bappe match to a L’Oreal Showcase or a live concert

The french brand Vokkero, whose communication systems are highly appreciated in the world of high-level professional sports, has adapted its technology for the Live show industry with the Guardian Plus hands-free full duplex intercom system, and now goes worldwide.

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Sixty82 announces an exciting new partnership with Senci

Sixty82, Dutch, British & French alliance of innovative industry leaders in the design and manufacture of the next generation trussing and staging systems has announced an exciting new partnership with the highly-regarded and well-renowned Dutch distributor, Senci.

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Putting Beauty into The Beast with Robe

Panto time again at Blackpool Grand this year, putting both beauty and some beast attitude into the show, LD Andy Webb specified 81 x Robe fixtures, 98% LED, for a brand-new version of the classic tale produced by UK Productions.

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ALMA International Partners with AVIXA to Co-locate AISE2019 with InfoComm 2019

ALMA Intl. (Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing and Acoustics), owner of AISE (ALMA Intl. Symposium & Expo), in a co-location agreement with AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association), owner of InfoComm, to offer content for the audio industry.

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Beautiful Trauma Tour for Pink with Claypaky Scenius Unico and Mythos 2

Pink continues her Beautiful Trauma World Tour with 93 Scenius Unicos and 118 Mythos 2 from SOLOTECH, shining a light on the American singer’s extraordinary talents. Baz Halpin, LD and Production Designer and Director of the show, comments.

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Powersoft adds spark and sizzle to Taipei’s Nan Shan Plaza in time for New Year Countdown Fireworks

The 3rd floor of Taipei’s Nan Shan Plaza - the 2nd tallest skyscraper in Taipei - is a vast and open exhibition space. With ceilings at an impressive 8.5 m in height, the venue features no beams or support columns, creating a challenge to any sound design proposal.

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ONYX console line partnership by Obsidian Control Systems and Capture Visualisation

Obsidian Control Systems and Capture Visualisation announce a new global partnership agreement to include a Capture license with every ONYX console, allowing all NX console owners immediate access to the popular and powerful lighting design and visualization software.

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Parkway Drive's LD Steve Granville chooses Ayrton Ghibli for Reverence world tour

Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive are on Reverence world tour with LD Steve Granville , using 16 Ayrton Ghibli LED spots as main beam fixtures, and 64 Magic Blade-R set on fire lighting a spinning, flaming drumkit! Read all about it…

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Adamson Appoints Marc Bertrand as CEO

Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the appointment of professional audio industry veteran Marc Bertrand as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Bertrand will lead Adamson’s global operations from its headquarters in Port Perry, Ontario, as company Founder Brock Adamson assumes the role of Chairman.

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Ecodesign updates to be presented at PlugFest

PLASA has announced a free-to-attend seminar, open to anyone impacted by the regulations, covering the latest developments in the EU Ecodesign regulations on Feb. 28th in Lille, France, as part of PlugFest, THE technical event for lighting protocol interoperability.

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Sennheiser SK 6212 transmitter: tiny and reliable

Following its recent Namm launch, the new tiny Sennheiser SK 6212 RF digital pocket receiver will be finally be available end of March, with a lot of high-grade features. Much smaller than a pocket, actually...

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Codex Events and Electro Waves join the SIXTY82 family

SIXTY82, nicknamed The New Original manufacturer of next-generation trussing and staging systems, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Codex Events for Luxembourg, and Electro Waves for Finland and Sweden.

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Marr’s Journey to EartH with L-Isa

Johnny Marr, former founding lead guitarist of The Smiths, was on the road again, with Call the Comet album. Stellar conclusion with sold-out date at EartH, London, with one of the first permanent installations of L-Acoustics' L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology.

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Shine on you, Jean-Charles Juliat

We sadly learned today the loss of one of the Stage Lighting pioneers, not only in France but truly worldwide. Jean-Charles Juliat is deceased. The announcement was made by his two children François and Frédéric Juliat.

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ETC CEO Fred Foster passes away at age 61

Fred Foster, ETC co-founder and CEO has passed away at the age of 61. Foster was a visionary, an innovator, and a role model. The ETC culture of family, support, and encouragement is attributed to Foster and his vision of a creating a people-focused environment.

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Linnea Ljungmark joins Ayrton’s International Sales Team

Ayrton welcomes Linnea Ljungmark as the latest addition to its expanding international sales team. Based in Sweden, Linnea will be responsible for Ayrton across the whole of Scandanavia, the Baltic and Benelux countries and the Iberian peninsula.

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New enhanced test signal by Meyer Sound: M-Noise

Meyer Sound has introduced M-Noise, a new mathematically derived test signal, enabling a far more accurate measurement of a loudspeaker system’s linear peak SPL in any application requiring reproduction of musical content.

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Martin Era 300 Profile: a family affair

The new Martin Spot moving head, with its 260 W led module and its essential functions, is compact and basic, but boasts an almost 10,000 lumens output. Its gobos choice makes it a good buddy for Viper or other more powerful Martin models.

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Ecodesign coalition: where do the EU Member States stand?

EU Member States vote on Ecodesign rules: Further exemptions for the live performance, lighting design and film sector guarantee that vast majority of stage and studio lighting can continue to be used

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Picking up good vibrations with Powersoft Mover at ISE 2019

Powersoft, already creator of the M-Force amp, will use this year’s ISE to demonstrate its ground-breaking new product, Mover - a small yet incredibly powerful linear transducer that can be used in audio applications and, more excitingly, as a linear motor / shaker.

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Modulo Pi grows team to support international expansion

Modulo Pi grows team to support international expansion with International Business Developer Phil Blue and Marketing/Communications Manager Amandine Teyssier. This shows ever-growing interest for the Modulo Player and Modulo Kinetic systems on an international level.

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Vari-Lite VL10 BeamWash SoundLightUp preview and video.

Vari-Lite is back in the saddle with new hybrid moving head VL10 Beam-Wash, with new 550W 25R Platinum lamp. Impressive 2.2 to 48° zoom and a lot of effects combination, thanks to gobos galore and exclusive VL*FX Animation Wheel.

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New Adamson CS-Series of Intelligent, Milan-Ready Loudspeakers & New IS-Series

Adamson Systems Engineering will introduce its brand new CS7p point source enclosure to the European market at ISE 2019, along with install-focused narrow-dispersion IS10n and the IS7px, a passive two-way, full-range point source enclosure.

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JOE WHITE BACK IN THE NEXO SALES TEAM

Joe White, back to NEXO international sales team, will be taking up the role of Business Development Manager for South-East Asia, India and Oceania. Joe is a familiar face to NEXO customers, having spent four years with the company as Global Marketing Manager.

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CLF Lighting announces CLF Orion Hybrid

The CLF Orion is a multifunctional and powerful hybrid, and comes with an extensive feature package. During the ISE in Amsterdam the fixture will be presented at booth 15-R290.

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L-Acoustics Unveils Ultra-compact X4i Coaxial Enclosure at ISE 2019

L-Acoustics announces the launch of X4i, smallest ever to be manufactured in Marcoussis at ISE 2019 (Feb. 5th-8th). It is a powerful yet superbly unobtrusive and highly weatherized coaxial loudspeaker for installation applications or all-purpose small performances.

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High End SolaFrame 3000 on the catwalks of Paris' Opera Bastille

New addition at The Opéra Bastille for its 30th birthday on the two catwalks in the auditorium, with Sola Frames 3000 replacing 2 kW profile spots: at 42 m throw distance from the stage, power is essential. Rui de Matos & Nicolas Da Canal SoundLightUp interview.

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NDH 20: NEUMANN’S FIRST STUDIO HEADPHONE

From well-known brand Neumann, the NDH 20 comes as a closed-back studio headphone combining excellent isolation with the carefully balanced sound image and outstanding resolution, suited to monitoring, editing and mixing tasks, even in loud and noisy environments.

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Elation Proteus Hybrid: taking on the elements. SoundLightUp test.

We have captured a specimen of this IP65 hybrid Beam/Spot/Wash fixture. At its heart is a Philips MSD 21R 470 W, 8000 K discharge lamp with enough output to burn your retinas.

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Peter Bence with Audio-Technica: fortissimo piano!

2.0 type of artist but a hell of a keyboard player, Peter Bence is sending the social networks’ speedos into turmoil, and now making his live public go bananas. We met him to discover his passion for the sound he plays and produces with the help of Audio-Technica.

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Robe Pointes to Naked Truth on Fey’s Desnuda Tour

LD Pablo Gutierrez put 52 x of Robe’s Pointe moving lights at the core of his lighting design for Mexican singer Fey’s new ‘Desnuda’ tour. The tour kicked off at the 18,000 Arena Ciudad de México and plays throughout Central America in February and March 2019.

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Ertekin Elektronik as a New Harman Distributor to Support Customer Demand in Turkey

HARMAN Appoints Ertekin Elektronik as a New Distributor to Support Customer Demand in Turkey.

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Martin Mac Encore Wash CLD & WRM. SoundLightUp test.

A LED wash, in two versions (warm and cool white), with CMY color mixing, color wheel and framing shutters: a precision tool for applications that require high quality light.

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L-Acoustics at NAMM 2019

NAMM has always been the place where the music world meets and has now also demonstrated its ongoing commitment to professional sound. L-Acoustics returns to the trade show with a much bigger booth and a dedicated L-ISA demo area.

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Brompton Technology TESSERA training sessions off to a flying start

Brompton Technology’s free training programme is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the extensive capabilities of the company’s TESSERA LED processing for its T1, S4, M2 and SX40 LED processors and the XD data distribution units.

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Nexo launches at NAMM new M12 as GEO M series flagship, with MSUB18 subwoofer

New implementation at the upper end of the GEO M range, the M12 provides the ability to cover large areas with a versatile, lightweight, compact, powerful and affordable product. The MSUB18 complements the Nexo offering.

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DTS Synergy 5 Profile: LED spotlight 100% made in Italy. SLU test

DTS – Italian manufacturer of moving lights, known and recognized for manufacturing its products 100% in Italy and offering a 3-year warranty – responds to the trend of high-power LED profiles with its Synergy 5. Complete SoundLightUp test!