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DPA Microphones debuts d:vice at InfoComm

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

USA - DPA Microphones will debut its new d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface and DSM6000 Microphone Base at InfoComm 2017 (Booth 6169). The MMA-A features flexibility and a small form factor that allows the user to pull out the d:vice for any unexpected situation that might arise during their day.
The intelligible sound and ease of installation provided by the new microphone base, in combination with the d:screet SC4098 Podium Microphone, caters to the different industry needs and wants of architects, AV consultants, system integrators and installing electricians.
DPA's new d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface is a high-quality, two-channel microphone preamp and A/D converter offering mono, dual and stereo capabilities. The d:vice comes with interchangeable lightning and USB cables for connectivity. Its MicroDot inputs allow the d:vice to be connected to all DPA miniature microphones, including the d:screet Miniature, d:fine Headset, d:vote Instrument and even the d:dicate Recording microphones with the optional MMP-G preamp.
Designed to be placed on a table or podium, or attached to a ceiling or wall, the DSM6000 Microphone Base is available in two colours - black and white - and comes with either a MicroDot connector, an XLR connector or unterminated leads for connections to Phoenix blocks. The d:screet capsule is mounted on a sleek boom that, for the tabletop version, has a gooseneck at the top and the bottom, which allows users to position the mic exactly where they want it. The ceiling version consists of one gooseneck. In both versions, the

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Allen & Heath enhances dLive Scene system

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

UK - Allen & Heath has released V1.50 firmware for its flagship dLive S Class and dLive C Class ranges. This latest update includes multiple improvements and additions to the scene system to meet the needs of theatre, festival and other complex show applications.
The Scene Update system has many enhancements including an improved Manual mode and new Auto-Tracking mode, both of which can apply changes in Absolute or Relative modes. Additionally, an enhanced GUI offering increased scope and granularity of parameter control has been implemented for Recall Filters and Global Safes. Festival-friendly tools to allow scenes to be imported from USB have also been added.
Allen & Heath’s Pro Live product manager, Ben Morgan commented: “This release is well timed, with dLive appearing at many summer festivals these improvements to the scene system will provide an even smoother experience for both visiting and resident engineers. We have also seen a lot of dLive systems going into theatre environments, where these updates will help to streamline workflows.”
Also included in V1.50 is a comprehensive MIDI over TCP/IP Protocol for integration with 3rd party equipment in installations and support for forthcoming new hardware. V1.50 is available to download immediately from the website.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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Fishman launches compact portable PA

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

UK - The SA330x Performance Audio System from Fishman is designed for voice, playback and amplified acoustic instruments, and comes with a range of optional add-on accessories.
The SA330x is built around a two-way speaker system that delivers “all the sweetness and definition of a great studio monitor”.
Simple to connect and voiced to complement the SA330x, the compact and lightweight SA Sub will provide enough low end to fill a 150-person room. For bassists, DJs, presenters and others looking to add enhanced low-end punch to their performances and other broadband programme material, the SA Sub is the answer and connects easily via a 1/4” / XLR connector, says the company.
Additional features such as Phase Reversal switch, signal limiting, Level indicator, Ground Lift switch and more, ensure minimal feedback and quiet, clean performance.
Finally, the SA Expand 4-channel Expander/Mixer allows you to add up to four additional microphones, instruments or programme sources. Phantom powered, when connected to the SA330x, the SA Expand requires no additional power supplies or adaptors to set up.
Four channels of Fishman preamplifiers, each with three bands of EQ and phase control for pro-quality mixing versatility, with convenient wired-remote access to the SA330x via the accessory port and four XLR / 1⁄4” inputs. Plus, with the included Stand Mount Kit you can mount SA Expand on the SA330x tripod stand or on a mic stand.
(Jim Evans)

 
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Chroma-Q showcase at ABTT 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

UK - Chroma-Q will feature a selection of their latest and award-winning theatrical lighting products at the ABTT Show 2017 (stand A40).
The new, multi award-winning Color Force IITM batten range utilises homogenised optics to provide a superior RGBA colour blend of high quality saturates and pastels – and a purer white – with no unsightly colour-mixing shadows. Combined with their formidable output for cyc lighting up to 12m, they are suitable for theatres and venues.
The new Color One 100XTM PAR offers nearly 60% more output than its predecessor, is one of the brightest fixtures in its category and is convection cooled.
The award-winning Inspire house lighting range gives venues the ability to deliver seamless pure white or mixed colour lighting from stage to audience, for a truly immersive experience, and is convection cooled.
Also showing is the Space Force soft source. The convection cooled fixture produces a large volume of high quality, CCT adjustable white light.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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CT projectors in stunning ceremony in Baku

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Azerbaijan - The opening ceremony of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, produced by Catherine Ugwu’s Betty Productions, featured spectacular visuals throughout the show.
Responding to an initial brief to deliver projection across the back wall and floor of a stage covering half an athletics stadium, Creative Technology (CT) specified 78 Panasonic DZ21 projectors driven with VYV’s Photon Media Server system. While the original brief and specification regarding the projection area and projector count was a little smaller than the Rio Olympics ceremony that CT were involved in last year, many of the same challenges applied.
Following the first test set up, the projection surface was changed from a gauze material to a solid white fabric, the contrast in the content was increased and further 40 projectors were added to ensure that the quality and brightness of the overall image surpassed anything that had been seen before on a ceremony of this type.
The combined effect resulted in the main projection surface burning through any of the typical issues with light spillage from the stage.
The spectacular result was achieved by teamwork from some of the production industry’s leading specialists brought together and inspired by Betty Productions’ attention to detail and determination to deliver a spectacular ceremony.
(Jim Evans)

 
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Chauvet lights Stan Van Samang tour

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Belgium - One time professional actor Stan Van Samang made his musical breakthrough back in 2006 winning the music talent TV show, Steracteur Sterartiest (VRT). While the Belgian artist has recorded a string of successful albums since, it’s arguably his live performances – with intimate audience interaction – which have garnered him notoriety. Tasked with bringing the most out of these live performances on Stan’s recent tour of Belgium, LD Bart Rogge specified 16 Chauvet Professional Maverick MK 2 spot and 24 R2 Rogue wash fixtures to stunning effect.
As Stan Van Samang’s live shows are all about interaction between audience and artist, Rogge decided upon a visual interaction of his own, that between the Maverick MK 2 spot and 24 R2 Rogue wash fixtures.
“The Maverick and Rogue fixtures formed the basis of my lighting concept,” commented Rogge. “Thanks to the incredibly powerful spot and zoom features of the Maverick and the saturated wash effects of the Rogue fixtures, Stan had the perfect backdrop upon which to perform.”
Rogge positioned eight Maverick MK 2 spot fixtures on above stage truss, with a further eight pieces standing on the floor in a pincer-like formation. The 440W spots could scissor across the stage and out into the audience, providing excellent audience ariels whilst simultaneously lighting Stan from behind.
“The rotating slot and lock gobo wheels allowed me to quickly mix up effects and patterns on the stage according to the mood of the particular songs.”
Furthermore, Rogge was impressed wit

 
 
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L-Acoustics reinforces DC/Baltimore-area churches

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

USA - Serving the greater Washington DC area since 1971, RCI Systems is a full-service event production house and systems integrator that has built its success on two “greats” - great people and great gear. In the house of worship community, that has often taken the form of partnering with Jonathan Lesane and SYXA Services, most recently on a pair of installs featuring L-Acoustics ARCS WiFo (Wide and Focus) systems at Spirit of Faith Christian Centre and Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries.
Lesane works with a large number of churches in the DC and Baltimore areas, but he’s not a “typical” systems integrator. His approach of providing rental systems, as well as arranging permanent installs and personnel to run both, is a reaction to the issues many churches face with volunteer audio staffs.
“I have had many discussions with worship leaders where I point out that they are willing to pay good money for, say, a keyboard player with a touring pedigree for the worship band, but they expect the overall sound of the service to be capably piloted by a volunteer with limited experience and knowledge,” he says.
With that in mind, Lesane notes that it’s crucial for growing churches - especially those moving from traditional services into more contemporary styles - to wisely invest in sound systems that will be tailor-fit for their worship spaces and sound superb even in the hands of laymen operators.
“Both the Spirit of Faith and Mount Pleasant locations involved extremely reflective environments where maintaining coherent sound was pr

 
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Danley system installed in Rosso’s Restaurant

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

UK - Former England and Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand co-owns Rosso Restaurant and Bar in Manchester, UK, and has ensured that Rosso’s patrons are treated to a sophisticated, yet effortless, hip experience.
When a break in the action permitted a sound system swap, Danley Sound Labs’ new UK distributor – aptly named Danley UK – stepped in to assist Manchester-based live sound and installation company Neuron Pro Audio. The Neuron staff designed and installed a Danley system using their patented Synergy Horn loudspeakers and a Tapped Horn subwoofer, which now brings the sonic experience at Rosso in line with its upscale menu, décor, and service.
“We have been the audio contractor for the restaurant since around 2012, when failure issues appeared in the system installed by the prior contractor,” explained Kyle Marriott, managing director at Neuron Pro Audio. “Sadly, they were simply not happy with their initial setup. Coverage was inconsistent: some diners were deafened whilst others couldn't hear anything, and there was zero control over levels or tonality. We had patched up and improved on this where we could, but the speakers themselves always let the restaurant down in terms of sound quality and coverage.”
Rosso management gave the go-ahead for the installation in anticipation of the restaurant’s 10-year anniversary. “The space is beautiful and the clientele expects the highest quality, whilst also appreciating something a little exclusive,” said Marriott. “Our experience with Danley's ability to get hi-fi sound

 
 
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White Light oversees lighting for Pink Floyd at the V & A

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

UK - Now open at the V & A Museum, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is the first international retrospective of one of the world’s most pioneering and influential bands. The exhibition offers an immersive and multi-sensory journey through the career of Pink Floyd, chronicling their music, design and staging, from the 1960’s through to the present day.
Following the company’s work on last year’s Exhibitionism, the Rolling Stone’s exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, White Light was called upon to oversee the lighting installation and supply the lighting equipment on this occasion.
Produced by Concert Productions International, Their Mortal Remains was curated by Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, the creative director of Pink Floyd, who worked closely with band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason. It is designed by Stufish Entertainment and the lighting designers are Woodroffe Bassett Design.
WL’s special projects director Simon Needle comments: “We were approached by Terry Cook, ssenior dDesigner at Woodroffe Bassett, back in November 2016 about us coming on board. After working with them on the hugely successful Exhibitionism, they asked us if we would be able to fulfil a similar role on this project”.
WL was asked to supply all of the lighting equipment, install the fixtures and provide on-site crew. Simon adds: “This was a huge exhibition taking up three spaces at the V & A Museum. Having the experience of working on similar projects in the past, we knew we had both the

 
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igus linear systems centre stage at ABTT

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UK - At this year’s ABTT, igus will be demonstrating its innovative linear slides and cable management systems that help theatre technicians manage cables and stage props more easily.
On the igus stand (Stand B30) there will be three main demonstrations; the first is the drylin W curved rail system. These rails offer an innovative way of mounting sound and lighting rigs, or displays and control panels – anything that needs to be adjusted regularly. As the aluminium rails can be modified by precision bending, the profile of the curve can be tailored to requirements.
The second highlight will be the e-spool cable management system, which enables users to guide many different cables in narrow spaces and allows them to save space thanks to its small footprint. The innovative e-spool is easy to install and flexible, providing no-break connections in any direction for travels up to 14m. For example, in theatres, e-spools are becoming the preferred technology for connecting between amplifiers and speakers, virtually eliminating the reliability and quality issues often associated with these types of applications.
In modern stage technology, a variety of cables – including power, audio and data – must be managed to move and operate lighting rigs or mobile stage elements, usually vertically. The ‘zig-zag’ module from igus provides a folding energy chain, with all the cables guided safely and neatly stowed away in a standardised box when the platform is in its lowered position.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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ETC ColorSource Relay adds wireless RDM

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

USA - The ColorSource Relay system kick-started a new era of power control, bringing budget-friendly system infrastructure with data distribution to theatres, houses of worship, schools and community centres. Now the ColorSource Relay is upgrading its simple configuration and wireless performance with the addition of wireless RDM.
The latest release of the Relay software – version 1.1.0 – is available to download and offers venues the ability to add wireless RDM to their ColorSource Relay system. RDM makes the convenient system even simpler to use, letting users identify and address their equipment wirelessly and then configure and monitor it, no matter where it’s placed in the rig. The Relay and ColorSource Transmitter have a 100m (328ft) range and require minimal setup and no programming.
“The ColorSource Relay system was already a ground-breaking tool, but now it’s even more powerful with the addition of wireless RDM,” says Ned Keitt-Pride, power controls product manager. “The ColorSource Relay makes it easy to get DMX, power and the benefits of RDM into remote locations.”
RDM is available in all ColorSource Relay units with an upgrade to software version 1.1.0. . In order to upgrade their units, users should contact ETC technical support. In addition to adding wireless RDM, the latest version of the ColorSource Relay software also includes upgrades for performance optimisation of wireless DMX.
The problem-solving ColorSource Relay offers configuration and control without cords and gives experts and beginners alike the super

 
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Zero 88 brings new products to ABTT 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UK - Lighting control specialist and manufacturer Eaton Lighting Systems will be exhibiting their Zero 88 product range at the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) Show in London on 6-7 June.
The Zero 88 team are seizing this industry networking opportunity and showcase to highlight some new, exciting and innovative products on stand number E23.
The new powerCON TRUE1 AlphaPack 3 is a three channel portable dimmer unit that can be safely rigged to a vertical or a horizontal bar via a standard clamp attached to one of two new m10 mounting positions. It can also be wall mounted using a custom mounting bracket.
The updated Chilli Pro 12 bypass (with dimmer, relay, bypass, RCD & RBCO options) is a 12 channel, inductive installation dimmer with individual channel bypass switches for use when direct, uninterrupted mains power is needed. Chilli Pro 12 Bypass is available with 10 or 16 Amp, neutral disconnect MCBs or RBCOs per channel … and optional RCD protection on the incoming supply.
Zero 88’s new Apple Watch app is a quick, easy and safe focus remote, providing access to channels and groups with tools such as Highlight and RemDim. It’s a free update available to all Zero 88 customers and users and works with all Zero 88 consoles running ZerOS - FLX, ORB XF and Solution plus legacy consoles like Leap Frog 48 & 96, ORB and FROG2.
Continuing the current series of powerful, incremental updates for both hardware and software, the Solution console has benefited from significantly updated capabilities with the new 7.9.2

 
 
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Beware of the shark in Park Royal

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UK - Curry and a beer as a social concept has much to recommend itself. Easy, fast, tasty, and satisfying; what could you possibly add that would make it better? Well, how about a couple of life size shark holograms? Liz Berry of Hologramica is gaining quite a reputation for juxtaposing reality with illusion. For Avolites’ founder director, Steve Warren the opportunity was irresistible.
“We do a couple of these a year in the demo room at our London HQ in Park Royal. The ‘Avolites and Robe Designers’ Curry Club’ is an open house for people working in video and lighting live events.
“Yes, people come to the curry night knowing it will have an element of product presentation, but we also make the effort to promote the evenings as a networking event; it’s more than just a sales pitch. Tim Meadowcroft, one of the LD’s who attended this one said to me before coming “You’re always telling me ‘come on down, you never know you might get work out of it’ so I’m coming”. Sure enough, Tim called me the day after to say he’d picked up some work at Light Initiative on the back of it.”
As it turned out the second of Berry’s shark holograms was an on the hoof adaption of what she had originally intended. “It was only a couple of days before, that I discovered the main warehouse had skylights. The illusion wasn’t going to look very good with daylight flooding through the roof so it was a bit of a nightmare until I spotted an office with a window overlooking the party space.
“The flexibility of our new 3D Holonet meant t

 
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Protec wins at the Middle East Event Awards

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UAE - Approaching the end of a very busy season in the Middle East, there was one more important event that the events industry in the region would be looking forward to – MEEA17.
Protec’s persistent desire to continually innovate and provide new and creative ways of using technology, was underlined yet again by the award the company received at the Middle East Event Awards 2017 for Best use of Event Technology - Product for the use of robotics across multiple event disciplines at the Expo’s associated awards event for the second year in succession – cementing its status as an unrivalled industry leader in the region when it comes to innovations and creative delivery of staging and technical solutions.
Before the company had time to digest this win, Protec was called on to receive its second award of the night for Best Event Video Solution for the prestigious Dubai Canal Opening Ceremony.
It wasn’t long before Protec’s wins went to number three with the award for Best Temporary Venue or Structure for the IDEX 2017 Opening Ceremony.
Stephen Lakin, founder and CEO of the company said: “Allow me to first congratulate all the winners this year. For us however, it’s not about winning awards but being able to raise the bar of creativity and delivery with consistency and reliability. We are humbled by the awards we have won though and would like to thank our clients for their continued faith in our abilities.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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Arena Group at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UK - Royal Windsor Horse Show organiser HPower Group called upon multiple Arena UK & Europe divisions to deliver 5,000m² of temporary structures complete with full interior fit-out, 3,689 seats throughout three Castle Arena tiered grandstands and event catering equipment.
Spurred on with the success of last year’s expansive additions to the equestrian show’s temporary infrastructure in honour of The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations, HPower Group once again entrusted Arena Seating and Arena Structures to deliver and maintain the same level of hospitality and finish this year.
At the south end of the Castle Arena, two Members Enclosure viewing areas were installed by Arena Structures utilising the curved Arcus roofs to offer 250m² of premium sightlines. Situated behind, a multi-deck temporary Members Restaurant, provided 600m² of contemporary dining and hospitality restaurants and lounges.
Throughout the Royal site, an additional 800m² of Arcus structures played host to the Windsor Enclosure Bistro, Reception Structure, and the Royal Entrance Structure. Peaked roofed Aluhall temporary structures were home to the Stirrup Cup Kitchen, the Riders Lounge and the Members Kitchen.
Arena Seating’s project director Bradley Merchant and his 25-strong team installed three temporary covered grandstands offering unrivalled spectator views of equestrian entertainment in the main Castle Arena.
Merchant explains: “It was key this year for HPower Group to keep building on the precedence set at last year’s royal celebrations, so it

 
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MIPRO helps spread the word

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Ireland - The Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary in the Archdiocese of Armagh, Ireland, was founded in 2012 by Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh, to train priests who are both diocesan and missionary for what is known as the New Evangelisation.
Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, recently presided at the official opening of the Seminary’s new premises, the former De la Salle brothers’ residence in De La Salle Terrace, Dundalk. The buildings have been completely refurbished to provide housing, worship and study areas for the sixteen young priests from eight different countries currently in training.
While the Seminary is based in Dundalk, celebrations and meetings take place all over Ireland and involve people and volunteers from all over the world. As a result, the Seminary decided to invest in a portable simultaneous translation system to improve communication in multilingual environments.
After evaluating a number of different systems and brands, the Seminary’s technical advisory team finally decided on MIPRO as the optimum solution for their needs. The equipment was supplied by AV integrations specialists AVworx in Bedford via MIPRO’s UK distributor, CUK Audio.
“We wanted something that was compact, reliable and portable as we have meetings all over Ireland involving people from many different nationalities,” explained Nicola Ondei who is himself Italian and advised the Seminary on their technical needs.
Redemptoris Mater’s system comprises three MTS-

 
 
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Yamaha solution for historic Dutch castle

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The Netherlands - One of the most historic buildings in Goes, Netherlands, Slot Oostende is a former castle located in the old centre of the city. It opened to the public in April this year as a multipurpose venue, with a Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS)-based audio system meaning its spaces can be used for many different purposes.
Some original parts of Slot Oostende survive, while others have recently been rebuilt following excavations in 2009. This mixture of ancient and modern architecture provides a pleasant atmosphere, which was ideal for a restaurant, meeting venue and brewery producing the venue’s own beer.
Slot Oostende officially opened to the public on 19 April this year, with a planned programme of varied entertainment, as well as meetings, presentations and speech events. To ensure every activity enjoyed high quality sound, Peter de Graaf of AV installation specialists Geluid & Beeld NU! sat down with Leo de Klerk of professional audio dealer Bloomline to design a truly multi-purpose audio installation, suitable for every application.
They chose a system built around a Dante network, controlled and managed by a Yamaha MTX5 matrix mixer/signal processor and a pair of XMV8280-D multi-channel power amplifiers. The advantages of a Dante solution were immediately obvious, as it allows one of the amplifiers to be located 80m from the system rack, on the other side of the building, with no issues.
Throughout the building there are six locations, each with Omniwave loudspeakers and a Yamaha DCP1V4S surface-mounted cont

 
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The Design Museum appoints Blitz|GES

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UK - Blitz|GES has secured a multi-year deal with event venue, the Design Museum. Blitz|GES was awarded a preferred supplier contract, placing it on the museum’s accredited production list.
The museum hosts a range of events each year, from conferences and awards nights, to major brand activations and product launches. Blitz|GES has worked with the venue since its move from Shad Thames to Kensington in late 2016, and will continue to deliver full AV and technical event production services to its clients.
Livia Puggini, head of events at the Design Museum commented: “I am delighted to continue our relationship with the team at Blitz|GES over the next three years. I’m looking forward to working alongside them to provide exceptional service to our clients.”
Graham Pope, group commercial director at Blitz|GES added: “We are proud to have been appointed a preferred supplier for such a prestigious venue and are excited to be working with the Design Museum to continue to deliver innovative technical production solutions.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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Yamaha consoles in the mix for student drama

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UK - April saw the 61st National Student Drama Festival (NSDF) take place at the University of Hull, forming part of the city’s UK City Of Culture celebrations. Rental company SLX provided a range of Yamaha digital mixing consoles and - as a little light relief for participants - Yamaha Commercial Audio UK co-sponsored Yamaha/SLX/NSDF-branded jackets, awarded to the most inventive photos posted by aspiring sound engineers on social media.
Technical production specialist Stage Electrics has been involved with the NSDF since 1999. This was the first year that SLX - the company’s rebranded rental division - worked on the event under its new name.
“We are what you might call a ‘Yamaha console house’, with a wide range of CL and QL consoles in our rental inventory. In many ways, the NSDF sums up the practical reasons for that,” says SLX business development manager Ryan Stromski.
“Yamaha consoles literally make life for sound engineers easier. For example, at this year’s event most of the student engineers felt much more at home on the CL5 in the main venue than the alternative console we supplied last year.”
As well as the CL5 in the main venue, SLX also provided a pair of QL1s and a QL5. All were also used in a series of training seminars that are a key technical feature of the NSDF.
“Students fill the roles of both mixing engineers and system techs, with the seminars giving them the chance to learn the consoles before working on productions with a range of input sources, including instruments, lapel mics and playback,

 
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Elation lighting success at Eurovision 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Ukraine - Elation Professional played a major role in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv with over 800 lighting products used as audience and stage lighting by lighting designer Jerry Appelt and Eurovision Song Contest head of production Ola Melzig.
Elation Professional served as an official technical event supplier to the 2017 show with a large portion of the intelligent lighting package made up of Elation lights. In the rig were 351 Elation Paladin hybrid strobe/blinder/wash lights, 132 Platinum FLX hybrid moving heads, 140 Platinum 1200 Wash and 70 Platinum Seven moving head LED wash lights, along with 110 SixBar 1000 LED battens. Providing the lighting, video and rigging technology for the show was PRG in cooperation with LITECOM.
The Eurovision stage, designed by Florian Wieder, featured a large circular LED stage floor with a dramatic, modern arch proscenium curving over the stage that ran visual content. The slogan for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest was Celebrate Diversity and Jerry Appelt’s lighting design appropriately reflected the diversification and variety presented on stage.
When Appelt was on the hunt for a strobe effect that he could place behind the huge, curved, semi-transparent LED video wall that served as the all-important visual backdrop, Melzig set up a shoot-out of fixtures in Cologne and Appelt liked what he saw in the Paladin. “I wanted to create an additional layer behind the LED wall, something that had impact but that could also work together with the LED video and other lighting. We chose the Paladin a

 
 
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Dual purpose facility refreshed with Heritage

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Germany - Markus Heinzel of Liquidstudio is the proud owner of the first Audient ASP8024 Heritage desk to be installed in Germany. Based in Freiburg, he has recently upgraded his professional recording and music production studio, wanting to “rely on my technology, so I can get on with making music”.
It was last year that his finances finally allowed for the improvements to his space, for which the biggest investment was the Audient. It took him the best part of a year to find the right desk which also suited his budget. “The combination of a well processed and proven, big analogue desk with DAW integration is perfect for me,” says Markus. “I use the DLC module mostly to make automations, it's great to play with that.
“After working with a digital console for 10 years, I wanted to come back to analogue. I wanted to record using the excellent analogue EQs and shape the incoming signals directly,” he continues. “When I mix, I create stems and sum through the desk which gives me the option to fine tune things with the Audient channel EQs. I then love to use the Retro Iron and the Low Bump/High Lift EQs on the mix bus when printing a mix as they lift everything up a bit, and add power and clarity to the mix. Another great feature is the mix bus compressor which adds a nice glue to the final mix.”
In the evenings, Liquidstudio doubles up as a non-commercial live club: The Slow Club. Markus has designed the whole space cleverly to flip between its two distinct roles, whilst managing to utilise every inch of space. When he’s not running

 
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Chauvet pumps up intensity at London’s Cargo

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UK- Underneath the Victorian railway arches in London’s Shoreditch district lies Cargo, one of the capital’s edgiest late-night bar and club venues. While the venue’s genuine Banksy graffiti art-filled courtyard is a magnet for art aficionados and tourists alike, the club itself has been busy building up a formidable reputation of its own thanks to an eclectic music programme.
To install an appropriately multifaceted lighting rig, Cargo recently approached London-based installation specialists, Halo lighting, which specified a number of Chauvet Professional and Chauvet DJ fixtures.
“Cargo approached us wanting a lighting rig capable of supporting a wide variety of dub, house, techno and electro events,” commented Yann Guenancia, director of Halo Lighting. “The combination of Chauvet Professional Rogue R1 Wash and Legend 230SR beams, in addition to Chauvet DJ COLORband Pix and Par Quad 12s provided excellent versatility at an excellent price point.”
Six Rogue R1 Wash and four Legend 230SR Beams were flown from overhead truss to provide the central core of the install. While the R1 Wash’s saturated colours, powerful light output and gobos were specified for their atmosphere inducing qualities; the Legend 230SR fixtures provided the ultimate counterpoint with punchy beams to cut through the dance floor.
“The combination of the Rogue R1 Wash fixtures and Legend Beams are essential for creating the look and feel of an exciting and progressive venue,” commented Guenancia. “Both fixtures provide the energy and drive necessary fo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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