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ChamSys QuickQ Rack, the rackable version of the QuickQ consoles

It is a completely stand-alone console, to program and restore light cues and programs without any node or controller. It matches the needs of installers and, in general, the remote control applications. It has 4 DMX universes via the Art-Net and sACN or 2 DMX-RDM o/p

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Throwing Great Shapes with ENTEC and CODA Audio AiRAY for Desert Valley Stage at Parookaville

The Parookaville Desert Valley Stage is one of the largest at the festival, covering more than 5000 sqm. CODA Audio AiRAY was used by ENTEC as the main PA as well as for DJ monitoring, with help from audio specialists TEQSAS.

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150 Claypaky Sharpy Plus units investment for AMG International

An investment of 150 Sharpy Plus units, Claypaky's brand new high performance hybrid lights, has just been completed by AMG International. Alex Vinciguerra, General Manager of AMG International, explains his choice and strategy.

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Girls just want to have fun at FOH: Chacha at the helm

Female technicians are only a few, gifted, modest and talented, one more reason to meet ChaCha de Cayeux mixing FOH for Hyphen Hyphen, talk about her career and listen to her mix on a beautiful afternoon at the Zenith in Paris.

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Beating the Elements on an uptempo beat: Robe iPointes at EDM Elements Festival

Robe’s new IP65 rated iPointe moving lights were prominent among lighting fixtures on the main stage at this year’s Elements Festival, a 2-day showcase of great vibes and fabulous house music - in Dormettingen, 80 km of Stuttgart, Germany, a quite rainy place sometimes…

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RCF takes it seriously with new Greek distributor Sirius

Sirius Sound and Lighting Systems has been chosen by RCF as its new strategic partner in Greece. RCF sales manager Massimo Bruni says RCF selected Sirius Sound in view of the high technical qualification of their managers, including their Sales Manager Mr Giannelos.

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With Augment3D, ETC gives EOS 3 dimensions in real time

Launched at Prolight + Sound 2019, and now in usable Beta version for tests, ETC Augment3d is a new programming tool that will change the operators' life, combining visualization with augmented reality and allows to set a focus with your phone and one finger.

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Tube it or not tube it? Not a question for Astera

What a choice of tubes for Astera! The 2 m version of the hit-selling Titan Tube doesn't affect the success of the previous Helios smaller brother (in 50 cm length), with its galore of clever accessories. Tube it or not tube it? No question, just try se 'em all!

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Quantum leap for Montreux jazz festival with DiGiCo

For 11 years, top British console manufacturer, DiGiCo, has proudly supported the iconic Montreux Jazz festival. This year, the company introduced the new SD7 Quantum console, plus the 32-bit ‘Ultimate Stadius’ Microphone Pre-Amp and DAC Analogue Output cards.

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Light harp for Guinness' 20 Millionth Customer with Elation Proteus Hybrid

A New Yorker visiting the Dublin St. James’s Gate Guinness brewery triggered a momentous milestone as the 20 millionth visitor to Guinness Storehouse. This was highlighted with a concert and an outdoor light show with Elation Proteus Hybrid™ weatherproof moving heads.

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African Woodstock spectacular debut for NEXO GEO M12 in North Africa

NEXO GEO M12 mid-size line array made a spectacular debut in north Africa, taking its place on the main stage at the colourful Gnaoua and World Music Festival in Essaouira, Morocco, in its 22nd year this year, attracting 400,000 visitors and more than 300 artists.

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Portman P2 Hexaline, a unique design

Here comes the SoundLightUp extensive test of the « P2 Hexaline » from young Polish company Portman, declining the design from the P1 on a mast equipped with their famous hexagon lanterns, in a clever and promising overall concept. Let's have a deep look...

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Expanded service team In Germany for dBTechnologies Deutschland

dBTechnologies Deutschland GmbH, based in Köln/Cologne (Germany), is expanding its service team with Nadine Dohmen and Rene Lohmar, to support customers of the RCF and dBTechnologies brands in Germany, Austria and the Benelux countries.

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Paint it white: white Ayrton Ghibli merges perfectly with Beijing Concert Hall surroundings

The first white Ghibli LED spot fixtures were installed at the China National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, into the glamorous interior of the Center’s Concert Hall by ACE, Ayrton’s distributor for China, as part of a major upgrade of its lighting inventory.

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Hearing the future of sound with L-ISA and DiGiCo on The Voice South Africa

This year, this exciting section of The Voice South Africa famous TV show brought a brand-new audio experience to its studio audience, courtesy of L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology by L-Acoustics and DiGiCo mixing consoles, provided by local Multi-Media supplier.

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Les Mis Production in Warsaw takes is cool with Robe T1s

Blockbusting musical ‘Les Misérables’ has been staged by the Śródmiejski Teatr Muzyczny in Warsaw and lit by LD Michal Piskorski with Robe T1s, LEDBeam 150s and Spiider LED wash beams, and the house lighting rig with Robe DLX Spots, DLS Profiles and LEDWash600s.

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Yamaha’s Rivage PM7 delivers for 250,000 fans at Marco Borsato’s De Kuip Stadium

De Kuip Stadium premiere as Dutch superstar Marco Borsato became the first artist to play five sold-out stadium shows there. A Yamaha Rivage PM7 digital mixing system helped ensure that this was an unforgettable experience, with monitor engineer Paul Duwel at the helm.

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From controller to the final pixel, ENTTEC launches ten new products

2019 is a great year for ENTTEC, launching 10 new products. Since 1999 the Australian manufacturer has made great progress. After the USB / DMX interface that made this brand famous, it offers us a complete range, from the controller to the light source.

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4 billion views wonder Maitre Gims shines through, thanks to PRG Pure10 screen

Never heard of Maitre Gims, aka GIMS, R&B French hitmaker? He’s approaching 4 billion views on YouTube, and 8 million subscribers, and now touring with a unique interactive video set-up, magnified by PRG MC7 and transparent Pure10 all movin’ and slidin’ LED screens.

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POWERSOFT APPOINTS SW INDIAN DISTRIBUTOR

Powersoft has named Preeti Trading Corporation (PTC) its distributor for the region of SW India. The company supports all kinds of commercial projects, with a core customer base that sell & install audio for use in commercial, governmental, corporate & public buildings.

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Brute Force 6, the new lumens LED generator on steroids from Chroma-Q

If you're looking for a LED projector with extremely high light output, or for a matrixable source on steroids, Chroma-Q has something you'll enjoy at its maximum. Bring out the sunglasses and the protective suntan cream, here comes the Brute Force 6.

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How Deep is your Low: Night Fever with RCF HDL 30-A for Bee Gees Tribute Show

Night Fever is one of the most successful BEE GEES tribute shows worldwide. As part of their extensive tour, the band made a stop on the Seebuhne. To stage the show acoustically perfect, Dalterio Eventtechnik chose a HDL 30-A system from RCF with Sub 9004 subwoofers.

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Impressive Russian GLP KNV installation: the Moskow eye is watching you

This winter a festive event took place in Moscow that stood out prominently against the background of other similar projects, due to its conceptual approach, and stylish stage design, where each GLP's KNV element played its role in bringing the core concept to life.

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Flying high with Dlive wings: Beartooth takes off with Allen & Heath

Ohio-based hardcore act Beartooth, tours with two dLive Wings set-ups. Danny Harvey (FOH engineer) explains, “The size of the C1500 is ideal for travelling, being able to fly with it is amazing and having that much power in 2 fly cases is perfect for international acts”

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High End SolaFrame 3000, an exceptional LED Profile Spot

“Balance” is the key word to describe this unit equipped with a 1000 W LED source that offers features in line with the high standards we have always seen from High-End.

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Pan Beam from Pan Acoustics helps Jordan Parliament upgrade

Pan Acoustics from Germany has recently installed at the Jordan Parliament in the capital Amman, a complete Pan Beam PB 24’s, due to the requirement of a more speech intelligible slim speakers system.

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NMK Electronics new Astera distributor for GCC

German wireless LED lighting specialist Astera has appointed NMK Electronics as distributor for the GCC region, where, with a portfolio of premium brands, NMK is the market leader in entertainment technology. Alex Kemanes, NMK’s CEO & Astera’s Sebastian Bückle comment.

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Volt Energy and Balaton Beats for Major Hungaran Festivals: Martin Audio MLA delivers

Capital Sound pact with BG Event for Hungarian festivals Volt and Balaton Sound, thanks to impressive Martin Audio MLA set-ups.

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JB Lighting Spot & Profile P12. The quintessence of versatility

The German brand declines its powerful P18 as a Wash model here and completes its range of LED fixtures with the P12 Spot and P12 Profile equipped with a 640 W white LED module delivering 25,000 lumens.

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WW2 with immersive DiGiCo technology: Quantum 7 on spectacular 40-45 Musical

Musical theatre is always an audio challenge, but unique production 40-45 is set in a Brussels pop-up where the 1,600-strong audience and the show's 50 cast members, are constantly moving, and all listening on headphones, from a DiGiCo SD7T with expander on Quantum 7.

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Portman's watercolours

Sensitive to the energy impact, the young Polish creators of this brand were eager to eco-empower their products without distorting their concept nor design. They went for a LED "filament lookalike" lamp for their first projector refurbishing, to create the P1 Mini Led.

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GHMT certification for Sommer Cable RJ45 ONESIZE socket CAT.6a

Better be on the safe side, thanks to the the German manufacturer Sommer Cable. They designed the new CAT.6a RJ45 module (10 Gbit) in the Keystone SnapIn format with very short design depth, tool-free assembly and full support of Power over Ethernet (POE+) applications.

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5-Star Immersive Sound by Amadeus at Domaine des Etangs

Domaine des Etangs is a huge 5-star resort in Massignac, France. Spanning 1,000+ acres of unspoiled natural, it offers outstanding hospitality experiences and various Art exhibitions in ambitious Immersive Audio Installation totally integrated thanks to Amadeus skills.

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A little teasing for SGM at PL+S 2019: innovative Led Sky Tracer

Around the imposing LED-based futuristic decor, proudly standing in the center of the SGM stand, several projectors shake and dance. One of them, a LED Sky Tracer moving head, draws our attention with its enormous parabolic reflector and a totally new optical system.

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Yamaha delivers at Palmeral Resort: Days To Remember

Covering 81 hectares of Spanish countryside, Palmeral Resort is a stunning location for weddings and family celebrations. To create memorable experiences and lasting memories, a cleverly zoned Yamaha audio system makes guests enjoy the perfect soundtrack to their event.

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Huracan-X, a storm named Ayrton

First ever Ayrton projector equipped with a 1,000 W LED module, the Huracán-X is a monster of brightness, loaded with new technologies in the sheer management of colors and effects.

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True Plug-And-Play Geo M10 Line Array for Orbital Sound: Nexo delivers

Talk about fast delivery, here! With less than 30 hours from load-in to showtime in a 600-capacity theatre, Orbital Sound’s Mike Thacker needed true plug-and-play functionality from his audio production package of Yamaha control systems and NEXO GEO M10 line array.

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Ayrton appoints NMK Electronics as distributor for Gulf countries

NMK Electronics Ent, has been appointed by Ayrton as its new exclusive distributor for the Gulf countries : Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman.

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First AUDAC online seminars

Pro audio manufacturer AUDAC has introduced a series of online seminars aimed at professional audio engineers, systems integrators and technicians. These online seminars are the next step in the support they offer to all users and installers of their products.

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Capture lighting design software: new 2019 version

Present on many Prolight+Sound stands (ADB, Avolites, ETC, WholeHog…), Capture was THE lighting visualizer this year. We met Vasilis Ziogas there, who recently joined this company, and he introduced to us the 2019 version, all improvements and various bells and whistles