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Prolight + Sound 2020: entry phase for the ‘Sinus – Systems Integration Award’ begins

‘Sinus – Systems Integration Award’ puts the spotlight on AV media installation. Now, the sector’s companies and professionals are called on to enter their showcase projects for the competition.

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Back and bright: The Italian Job from Desisti and Storaro

Blow of genius and sheer excess, here. Maestro Vittorio Storaro, soon octogenarian, still has not stored away his photocell of photography director. He’s now signing a full De Sisti series of specific cinema sets fixtures with his daughter, architectural lighting designer.

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dbTechnologies VIO L212 delivers each and everyday on Turin TOdays festival

dBTechnologies VIO L212 powered the 2019 edition of TOdays Festival held in Turin, Italy, on August 23-25: two main venues with an international lineup including Johnny Marr, Spiritualized, Ride, Jarvis Cocker, Hozier and Cinematic Orchestra among others.

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Son et lumiere atop the Iron Lady: Elation Proteus for Eiffel Tower 130th Anniversary Show

French people refer to her as the Iron Lady, but with tenderness and pride. French leading production company Magnum chose 60 Elation Proteus Hybrids to give life to an extraordinary light-show with double helix design to celebrate the Eiffel Tower 130th Anniversary.

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Prosit! Electro-Voice and Dynacord serve up superior sound at Becker Brau

Electro-Voice and Dynacord partner for Romanian historic brewery with HSA Audio and EVA line-array loudspeakers, EVID-S for background music and Dynacord L Series amplifiers for power and processing. Dynacord’s MARC software is used to configure the sound system.

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Coemar performs his LED moult with Otello Fresnel and ReLite solutions

Coemar has undergone a radical change of its series of projector, a moult that begun in 2014 with the first LEDko profile luminaires.

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66 days of celebration in Milano: Coda Audio ViRAY Passes Latin Test

For 10 week outdoor event Milano Latin Festival, Suono e Luci chose Coda Audio to ensure that every artist heard loud and clear. Claudio Saoncella, Head of Audio at Suono e Luci, customers of Coda Audio’s Italian distributor Decima 1948, opted for a ViRAY solution.

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Centennial and booming: Robert Juliat tracking innovation with SpotMe

The latest version of the SpotMe tracking system, allowing a manual follow-up from a followspot operator to manage other moving heads, uses the PosiStageNet protocol to send the X/Y/Z coordinates of any object or person in a 3D environment, stage, event hall, etc.

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No brainer decision: AVenger Electronics appointed RCF distributor for UAE / Oman

Looking to establish a new AV distribution company, and apply their collective knowledge of the local market requirement to a well-known audio brand, Anil Kumar and his team at Dubai-based AVenger Electronics approached RCF.

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Inventive mix of Astera AX1 and AX3 for Comedy of Errors at Basel Opera

For the new ballet work The Comedy of Error(z) at Basel Opera House staged by director and choreographer Richard Wherlock, asked internationally acclaimed lighting designer Yaron Abulafi used 40 Astera AX1s and 24 Astera AX3s in a very creative set-up - with no error!

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Jason Mraz Picks Up Good Vibes In Malaysia with Powersoft and JBL

Powering line arrays of JBL VT-4889 and VT-4888, Powersoft X8 and X4L amplifier platforms were integral to the impressive audio system deployed in Kuala Lumpur by Singesen Technical Production and Chan Lee Sound & Light for the Jason Mraz Good Vibes World Tour.

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Multi Twenty-one by Ayrton, a three year industrial vision

It's a scoop, a SLU exclusive – Ayrton CTO Yvan Péard reveals a three-year product development plan as part of his Multi Twenty-one concept: 21 new luminaires to be launched between January 2019 and December 2021.

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High End to unveil Solawash 1000 at Plasa London

High End Sytems introduces SolaWash 1000, in two versions: Ultra-Bright 20,000 lumens, or High 90+ CRI Engine. In both cases, the units comprise framing system, 12°-55° zoom and patented High End lens defogger.

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Open air and open sound: Nexo line arrays for Europe's greenest concert hall

A large PA system with elements of 4 different NEXO line arrays entertained audiences of 60-75,000 per night at the Klassik Open-Air Music Festival in Nuremberg. In Phase Event designed and supplied the system for this biggest classical music open air event in Europe.

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Newbies' galore for Elation in 2019! And more to come...

The US team of Elation are storming the old continent with an impressive collection of 100 % LED moving heads, including the mighty Hybrid Beam/Wash with blades Proteus Maximus and the Monet Spot/Profile, and more...

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Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala in open-air with L-Acoustics K Series at Piazza Duomo

Milan’s world-famous Teatro alla Scala transforms each year Piazza Duomo into an open-air concert hall where the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala give a free classical performance. Like every year, Agorà provided audio & lighting, including a L-Acoustics K Series system.

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City Theatrical Multiverse: Made in Broadway, and ready for Europe

European premiere for favorite Broadway musicals’ supplier City Theatrical, launching the Multiverse, a DMX/RDM transmitter that can send simultaneously 10 full DMX universes. Let's understand how it can solve the potential traffic jam of data in the 2.4 GHz airspace.

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Less sound outside, better sound inside: Changwon NC Park Harman installation

To deliver premium sound across every seat while minimizing sound leakage to neighboring areas while delivering powerful & efficient arena-filling sound, TechData Co. recently installed an end-to-end JBL Pro networked audio system at Changwon NC Park baseball stadium.

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Wireless Solutions ProBox F-2500 in G5

The ProBox F-2500 represents the fifth generation of Wireless DMX transceivers created by Wireless Solution from Sweden, who sign here their most accomplished device and concept and can be used as a transmitter, as a receiver or as a repeater, depending of its mode.

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Immersive record: 152 Optocore preamps for French National Day Celebration at Eiffel Tower

A powerful networking solution has been designed and installed by Radio France & Importer Gilles Bouvard using Optocore and BroaMan products for the National Day Grand Concert on the 14 juillet at the Champ de Mars, just in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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The prodigious graphical possibilities of the Ayrton Huracan-X in video

Young French Light Designer Alexis David designed this show to demonstrate all the graphical possibilities of the Huracan-X : gobos yet unseen, double CMY, effects wheel with multiple positionings, CMY effects wheel, and its impressive 50,000 lm light output.

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794 GLP fixtures for Indochine last Stadiums Shows designed Jean-Christophe Aubrée

French production designer Jean-Christophe Aubrée has taken over the lighting for two major stadium shows for legendary 40-year French band Indochine. He used 1,000 fixtures, including 794 GLP impression X4, all supplied via PRG France from most of their European bases.

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A Dozen Years at Outside Lands’ Main Stage for Meyer Sound in San Francisco

Outside Lands has been staged since 2008 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, with audio for the “Lands End” main stage always delivered through a Meyer Sound system supplied by UltraSound. For the 8th time, a LEO® Family line array system supported the headline acts.

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Mucho Colorado for Glasto: Chauvet rocks on lotsa stages

From Pyramid Stage, where Tim Routledge used the Colorado Solo Batten for Stormzy's performance, to the charm of the Flying Bus stage, Chauvet Professional flooded Glastonbury's 36th edition with bright colors and subtle hues.

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Ligabue at his best on nine-stadium tour with 236 RCF TT+ speakers

The Italian star rocker Ligabue on nine Italian stadiums Start Tour. The sound system is RCF's trusted TT+ system, with a total of 236 devices interconnected to the RDNet management software, in version 3.1, that controls and monitors every component of the system.

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TPMEA Award Winner LD Aaron Russ triggers Protec Dubai investment in Robe

Large Middle East production company Protec Group’s Dubai branch started investing in Robe moving lights in the last two years: BMFLs, Pointes, MegaPointes, Spikies and RoboSpot systems – all for various projects. TPMEA Award winner LD Aaron Russ comments.

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Hermes Music flies in as Mexican Distributor for Adamson

Pro Audio Comercializadora, Hermes Music division, is appointed as the exclusive distributor from Adamson Systems Engineering. The partnership leverages their decades of service in the pro audio market and boosts Adamson’s position in the Americas.

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City of ParookaVille, pop. 210,000 attendees, shining with the help of CLF

The 2019 edition of Parookaville festival with 210,000 attendees took place for the fifth time at Airport Weeze. CLF fixtures were used in the Time Lab, Wacky Shack, Brainwash and in most places throughout the festival area. Rent-All GmbH supplied over 700 fixtures.

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Jazzin' under 12-inch apple trees: Nexo M12 lands in Normandy with JM Roussel

Long-lasting jazz festival institution able to gather the biggest names in Coutances, Normandy, Jazz sous les Pommiers has received this year one of the first big Nexo M12 systems. SoundLightUp exclusive interview with sound and acoustics maestro Jean-Marie Roussel.

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Wash, decoration and architectural fixtures for Starway

Starway is relying a lot on their many decoration projectors fitted with LED sources, with two versions of the Vega, Maxi-Vega and Mini-Vega. The French manufacturer is also launching two newbies, Floodlite 650 kinda pocket Blinder and architectural washer Kepler 350.

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Beer Never Broke Luke Combs’ Heart, nor L-Acoustics his audience ears

This one's about beer... and pleasing people's ears! For his US stadiums' tour, the rising star of Country Music uses a L-Acoustics K1/K2 combination supplied by Event Services (SES), configuring the system for each show with Soundvision’s new Autosolver tools.

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Ayrton Khamsin-S and Bora-S, the winds of madness

Tested for SLU by Stéphane Mocret in the lab, and by Stéphane Migné and Tristan Szylobryt in real-world conditions at La Sirène, the beam-wash Bora-S and the Khamsin-S profile are the new Ayrton LED fixtures that are among the most exciting on the market at the moment.

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Strategic Alliance: Powersoft and Reyn Audio Join Forces in China

Italian audio innovator Powersoft has made a strategic alliance with Chinese audio manufacturer and rental house, Reyn Audio, professional audio arm of YiFeng Electric Industrial Co. Reyn Audio will receive training and support from Powersoft’s Italian HQ.

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Glamour treatment for the Spice Girls, thanks to Tim Routledge and Robert Juliat Dalis

Wannabe in perfect lighting conditions? Just tell Tim Routledge what you really, really want is Dalis! ‘90s pop icons the Spice Girls’ summer stadium tour used 101 Dalis 862 150W LED footlights Robert Juliat Dalis fixtures, in a beautiful lighting set-up designed by Tim

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New software version for Modulo Player, the Media Server from Modulo Pi

Modulo Pi launches Modulo Player v5.2 and a new version of its embedded live mixer with full integration of Stream Deck control pads. Modulo Player is a cost-effective hardware and software system combining the extensive capabilities of a media server and a live mixer.

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Great Walls of Sound: Meyer Sound Leo Family as Main Stage Attraction on China Festivals

China’s burgeoning music festival scene is in full swing this summer, with many eclectic gatherings across the nation relying on new Meyer Sound Leo® Family systems provided by Stage Arts Groups (S.A.G.), a production and artist management enterprise based in Beijing.

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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.