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French Hitmaker Calogero under the innovative lights of Award winning Vincent Lérisson

For his "Liberté Chérie" tour, the French hitmaker and singer Calogero chose to work with 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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Dali cyclorama investment for London’s National Theatre

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

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DPA Microphones to prove Small is Beautiful at Prolight + Sound 2019

DPA Microphones will be showing at forthcoming Prolight + Sound 2019 exhibition a full range of microphone solutions for the live market, including its new tiny subminiature 6000 Series that includes an attractive and highly secure headset. Small is Beautiful indeed.

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Elation Rayzor 760™ cuts through the lighting rig at Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show

Los Angeles-based Elation Professional’s home team Rams might not have come out victorious in Super Bowl LIII but was a winner nonetheless as its new Rayzor 760 LED wash/beam light played an integral role on the American football championship’s celebrated halftime show.

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Ministry Of Sound Annual Classical Tour remixed with DiGiCo SD7

Ministry Of Sound’s Annual Classical orchestral tour reimagines famous dance anthems as a ground-breaking live production, mixed by Sound designer, Phil Wright on a DiGiCo SD7. He delivers huge sounds as much-loved chart toppers receive a classical reworking.

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Brompton Technology TESSERA training sessions: the show does go on

Successful attendance makes Brompton Technology add new dates in free training programme. Designed for those interested in learning all about the extensive capabilities of TESSERA LED processing for T1, S4, M2 and SX40 LED processors and XD data distribution units.

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PRG K.K appointed new exclusive Ayrton distributor for Japan

Ayrton announces the appointment of PRG K.K. as its new exclusive distributor for Japan. Ayrton’s full range of products will be promoted and supported on a day-to-day basis by PRG K.K.’s dedicated technical sales team, known for the highest standard in customer service

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Yamaha Rivage PM7 and Nexo Geo attuned for Helmut Lotti tour

With the steeply rising demand for Yamaha’s Rivage PM7 digital mixing system, it is being specified on more and more tour riders. The Belgian tenor Helmut Lotti's World Tour is one of the first to see the PM7 go truly global, accompanied by a Nexo audio system.

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On Tour With Adele by Katie Markham: the LightShark at Work

The versatile and compact Work LightShark console is proving ideal for Black Cat Audio, which is currently providing technical support to Someone Like You – The Adele Songbook theatre tour, with venues from 350-seater arts centres to large 2,000 capacity theatres.

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OK sound for Intense UFC Events: Meyer Sound Leopard scores a TKO

Live sound for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts events chose new custom-configured Meyer Sound reinforcement system based on Leopard line array loudspeakers, with more than 120 loudspeakers. System architect and FOH engineer Daniel Bonneau ITW

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Hog Factor Competition returns, this time at LDI

High End Systems, manufacturer of the Hog consoles, is pleased to announce the 5th annual Hog Factor National Collegiate Lighting Show Programming Competition. The top teams in the country will be brought to LDI 2019 in Las Vegas to compete to win school prizes.

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10,000 Privileged party goers in Ibiza for massive Clair Bros sound system

Privilege Ibiza has chosen Clair Brothers C12 loudspeaker system, and some more Clair Brothers gear, to cover the entire venue. As the largest nightclub on the famous island, its magnitude is hard to ignore. This mammoth club can host up to 10,000 guests at one time.

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Blinded by the Lights on The Streets tour, with a little help from Robe and LCR

Jon Trincas and Steve Hough from Co1ab produced the edgy and eye-popping lighting show for The Streets' new tour. they used 120 x Robe Spikies and 30 x Robe Spiider LED wash beams on 15 custom dolly/frame pods, all delivered from Blackburn rental company LCR.

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L-Acoustics helps Gearhouse South Africa raise its game

Live events supplier Gearhouse becomes largest L-Acoustics supplier in South Africa investing recently in large number of K2 and KS28 cabinets, 36 LA12x amplified controllers in LA-RAKII & 8 P1 AVB processors for 90,000 capacity Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg.

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CLF Aorun for HVR Showequipment

For the upcoming festival season, HVR Showequipment has expanded its rental stock with no less than 66 CLF Aorun beam fixtures! First impressions by Dennis Sommerdijk, co-owner of HVR Showequipment.

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All in for Nexo at Jolly Joker Istanbul

One of Istanbul’s largest nightclubs, the latest in the group of Jolly Joker venues, is making a big impact on the city’s entertainment scene, thanks to a high-specification NEXO STM Series modular line array installed by Alkor and Yamaha Music Europe Turkey.

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Leaders' commitment: ArKaos Kling-Net embedded in new Claypaky HY B-EYE Series

Leading Italian lighting manufacturer Claypaky announces its commitment to ArKaos’s powerful Kling-Net protocol, which will now be embedded in its newest HY B-EYE K25 and HY B-EYE K15 moving heads recently introduced to the market.

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Z-Bau: From Barracks to Culture Centre

Z-Bau Nuremberg, a former 5,500 sqm. Barracks from 1937, received a 6 million euros renovation. Part of it was new sound equipment installed by into>noise Munich company (Andreas Zeh & Tobias Förster) with CODA Audio’s RX40, G712, HOPS8, U4 and G18-SUB loudspeakers.

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SolaFrame 2000, a new profile from High End Systems

The SolaFrame 2000 completes two families of High End Systems fixtures: the Frames and the 2000s. Introduced on the LED profile market before all the other big names of the moment, we wanted to test it to make sure we didn't leave any of them out.

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The Nature of Why: perfect answers by Simon Honywill, with help from DPA

Award-winning FOH engineer Simon Honywill found DPA solutions when asked to tackle sound design for a non-conventional new The Nature of Why live music and dance production. He managed to point DPA microphones directly at PA speakers with no feedback.

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Plugfest 2019 is biggest ever and mainland Europe premiere

PlugFest 2019 started with a record number of attendees in Lille, and a first-timer in mainland Europe. Exclusive SLU report from the bubbling heart of what looks like a hackathon, but is the brainy gathering where the future of lighting protocols will emerge from.

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Spectacular Seattle Space Needle Show with Elation Proteus

Elation and Acclaim lighting effects were all beams, effects and blazing colors during the iconic Space Needle in Seattle rang in the New Year. This event was Seattle biggest fireworks extravaganza to date, so it has to be accompanied by a spectacular light show.

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Illuminati Bar & Supper Club Installed By White Eagle Entertainment

As the name suggests, the design concept of Illuminati is exemplified in its main black and white themes, as royalty and power are associated with these colors. SLA lights & Amate Audio sound was carefully installed accordingly by Mr. Arun Karla of White Eagle.

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Shine on you, Jean-Charles Juliat

We sadly learned 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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Ayrton Levante, new compact and powerful Light Sculpturing Wash Luminaire

A new washlight joins the Ayrton family, sculpting light like the Bora, but as small as the Merak. Levante is a true wonder, delivering 20,000 lumens thanks to its 300 W led engine and an unique optical system with framing system, CMY, CTO, and more.

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A Wave of control with Allen & Heath dLive

Now fitted with two Allen & Heath dLive S7000 mixing systems for FOH and monitors, plus an S5000 for broadcast, Wave Church’s Great Neck Campus, Virginia Beach, completed a major audio upgrade thru installer S&S Productions, bringing new levels of control & flexibility.

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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…