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Outline’s Newton processor on film

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Italy - Outline has released their first product launch video - produced in-house at Flero - which discusses the underlying concepts, development and final design realisation of their extraordinary new flagship system processor, Newton.
Presented by Outline’s Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Perreux and Giulio Gandini, this accessible and fun short film takes just eight and half minutes to give the viewer an overview of Newton, its capabilities, intended applications and topology.
A follow-up video will be posted soon in which the many operational possibilities of Newton will be explored in depth. The link to the video is www.outline.it/outline-products/processors/newton
(Jim Evans)

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Prolight Concepts launches stage decking range

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Europe - The Prolight Concepts Group has announced its new range of GT Stage Decking from Global Truss. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications this comprehensive range is perfect for fashion shows, conferences and hotels.
The range boasts professional features giving full flexibility for both easy setup and storage. The design of the GT Stage Deck makes it compatible with many other manufacturers.
The range is constructed of specially designed lightweight, waterproof, aluminium sections in which platforms can be joined together to create the desired arrangement. GT Stage Deck platforms feature a maximum load of 750kg/m² making them strong and durable.
The platforms can be supported by a range of 60mm square, 50mm round or 60mm height adjustable telescopic legs. Rubber feet and cross beams ensure stability whilst an anti-slip layer and other accessories including handrails and stair sets provide easy access and safety when using the system.
“This platform range is fully configurable and has a host of features that ensure stability, easy access and safety making them ideal for schools, universities, hotels, resorts and conference centres,” said Andrew Jeffrey, managing director of The Prolight Concepts Group. “The durable waterproof plywood construction with anti-slip layer ensures a long product life for years of use.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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Three new microphones from Lewitt

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Europe - Austrian microphone designers Lewitt has introduced three new products to their growing stable of high-end performance microphones.
The Interviewer features an omnidirectional polar pattern, with a fully rubber mounted capsule. Due to its coating technology, all handling noise is reduced to a minimum while offering safe and comfortable grip.
The LCT 440 Pure represents the distilled essence of their top-of-the-line technology packed into a sturdy, stylish and compact housing, whilst the capsule delivers an impressive level of detail and very low self-noise. Complete with an LCT 40 SH shock mount, an LCT 40 Wx windscreen, a DTP 40 Lb cushioned leatherette bag and stylish LCT 50 PSx magnetic pop filter, the LCT 440 PURE is fully packed and ready to go.
Finally, focusing on the essentials is the tag-line for the LCT 240 Pro - a versatile cardioid condenser microphone designed for everyone who’s willing to take the next step toward professional recording. It is available in black or white finish.
(Jim Evans)

 

Autograph Sales & Installations at ABTT 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017


UK - Visitors will find a selection of theatrically-oriented audio products on the Autograph stand (C33) at ABTT 2017.
At ABTT Autograph is working exclusively with Shure UK to showcase the new Axient Digital Wireless microphone system. Axient Digital builds on the superior benefits of Shure UHF-R, ULX-D, and Axient wireless systems to create a new, highly scalable system featuring a universal receiver that works across two transmitter ranges (AD and ADX series) to effectively replace UHF-R and Axient. Designed from the ground up, the new system proudly features the world’s first micro-bodypack with an internal, self-tuning antenna.
As Meyer Sound’s longest-standing partner in the UK, Autograph will show the latest members of the Leo Family: the LINA ‘Very Compact Line Array’ module along with the 750-LFC Low Frequency Control Element.
From DiGiCo there will be an SDTen-T featuring the all-new Stealth Core 2 software platform. It will be also be running the ’T’-series theatre-specific software (available for SD7, SD9 and SD10 models), developed in close collaboration with Autograph Sound.
There will be real-time demonstrations of the latest Clear-Com HelixNet and LQ networked intercom solutions.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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Dutch hockey stadium upgrades with RCF

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Netherlands - Hockeycomplex ‘Oosterplas’, Hertogenbosch, the field hockey club which is also known as HC Den Bosch, recently underwent a complete new sound system installation, turning to RCF for the solution.
RCF’s weatherproof IP55-rated P-series is no stranger to stadia and arenas throughout the world and has frequently been the architectural choice both for indoor installations in tough environments as well as outdoor applications such as stadiums and arenas.
With three sides of the field open, all 20 of the P 3115-T, run 100V line, are distributed evenly along the roof of the single tribune, which also includes a central cluster. The full range, wide-dispersion, coaxial two-way loudspeaker system provides substantial power and efficiency.
The HF section is a constant directivity CMD horn loaded to a 1” RCF Precision compression driver with a 1.5” diaphragm assembly. The LF transducer is a 15” woofer with 2.5” voice coil and the selectable line transformer makes is suitable for 70-100 volt applications.
Commenting on the installation, Henri van Bergen, of RCF Netherlands, stated: “The most important consideration in stadiums like these is the Speech Transmission Index (STI), as well as fact the that the system must also sound great with music.
“The client realised, during the final stages of decision making, that the RCF P-series gave them the best of both worlds.”
(Jim Evans)

 
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AC-ET to host dLive training courses

Thursday, 25 May 2017

UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will be hosting certified training at their dedicated training facilities in High Wycombe and Leeds on 20 and 22 June respectively.
The courses will be run by experienced trainers from Audio-Technica, Allen & Heath’s representatives in the UK, who have extensive knowledge of dLive and its applications.
The all-day course is designed specifically for existing dLive users, touring engineers and those looking to upgrade to dLive. It is built around an immersive combination of presentation and hands-on training, designed to showcase the dLive’s power and flexibility across multiple applications. Attendees will receive ‘certified engineer’ status on completion of the course and a selection of Allen & Heath and AC-ET swag!
dLive, Allen and Heath’s premium console range, is designed with a range of features specifically for professional touring, broadcast, theatres and events, hire, corporate markets, and prestige installations. With a XCVI 160×64 FPGA core processor operating at 96kHz sample rate, dLive is available in a variety of control surface frame sizes and Mixrack I/O but all with the same processing power and channel/buss count.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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Schertler’s modular mixer wins plaudits

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Switzerland - In recent months, a number of high profile musicians and engineers have been exploring the live potential of Schertler’s Arthur modular mixer on stages in various parts of the world. The mixer, which can be configured and built by the user, is created from a choice of Class-A input and output modules. These can be combined in any order and quantity to form both compact and large-scale mixer configurations for live and studio use.
Celebrated jazz/fusion pianist, keyboardist and composer Chick Corea is currently on tour with a specially configured Arthur mixer that enables him to directly manage his own on-stage sound. Corea’s configuration includes one of the new Arthur Sub group modules through which all his keyboards run to front of house. Seven further channels accommodate other band instruments, enabling Corea to create his own monitor mixes.
"This mixer makes my keyboards and piano sound rich and warm - the way I like it,” he says. “The channels are modular so I can configure the mixer to any size depending on which band I'm playing with. The controls and the layout are completely aesthetic and easy to control. It's a work of art!"
At the recent Paisley Park Celebration 2017 in Minneapolis, 24 Arthur modules were formed into two separate mixers for rehearsal and stage use by keyboard players Morris Hayes and Tommy Barbarella. After the show, a delighted Hayes, who is now exploring a larger version of his original mixer commented: "Listening to the show in my headphone, the sound was transparent, warm and clean. For me it al

 
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Emmylou Harris celebrates with Bandit

Thursday, 25 May 2017

USA - Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers took the stage at the fabled Ryman Auditorium in celebration of the anniversary of their original live recording of the Grammy-winning 1992 LP, At the Ryman, which took place in an effort to restore the crumbling “Mother Church”.
With the Ryman now fully restored, Harris and the Ramblers (Sam Bush, Jon Randall, Al Perkins, Larry Atamanuik and Byron House) returned to the hallowed stage where they performed the album once again in its entirety, this time with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites.
Lighting designer Bob Peterson supplemented the house lighting from the Ryman with Bandit Lites VL 3000 Spots, GLP X4S wash lights, along with a Grand MA 2 lite console for control.
“I used the VL 3000 workhorses for three primary purposes: band and feature backlight, floor texture and some low angle beam graphic,” explained Peterson. “The wash lights lit scenic, an array of soft draperies and picture frames. It was an elegant and simple statement.”
Peterson paid careful attention to ensuring the lighting reflected the look of the original recorded concert 26 years earlier, moving focuses and beam only in black, and delivering looks that would only be possible with a conventional rig.
Peterson shared that the Bandit crew, including programmer Aaron Swetland, lighting director David “Gig” Butzler and lighting technician Gabe Hodge were instrumental in the success. “Bandit provided an awesome crew, who assisted me in all areas of the project, anything they could do to make t

 
 
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Animals As Leaders travel light with Chauvet

Thursday, 25 May 2017

USA - Every lighting designer knows how important it is to keep tour managers happy. So, when the TM for Animals As Leaders said he wanted to minimize the number of fixtures on the floor package for the band’s 22 city summer tour while still delivering the multi-dimensional looks that the group’s intricate mix of progressive music demands, lighting designer Victor Zeiser took his words to heart.
The owner of Squeek Lights, Zeiser delivered what the manager wanted and then some, with a lean, but abundantly productive rig that includes two strobes, three batten fixtures and four Maverick MK2 Spots from Chauvet Professional. Zeiser fit the whole lighting rig on one pallet that’s transported in a bus-towed trailer for the tour, which supports the band’s Top Ten Album The Madness of Many.
“We got very clear instructions from the band’s management about what they wanted the rig to look like,” said Zeiser. “They were emphatic about keeping the fixture count down, yet they wanted a lot of deep visuals. So what do you do? If you have only four lights, you want them to be bright, have a wide zoom range and give you a ton of colour options. Not a problem for me; I was glad I had the MKs.”
Zeiser places two of his Maverick MK2 Spots on flipped up road cases and two on 6 foot booms behind the band. The Mavericks fill a variety of roles from these positions. He uses them often throughout the show to cross light the area behind the band, putting texture on its three members with gobos.
“The quality of the Mavericks’ gobos and ri

 
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Historic Swiss theatre installs dLive

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Switzerland - A compact Allen & Heath dLive S Class system has been installed in Teatro Sociale in Bellinzona, Switzerland, following an upgrade to its audio equipment. Supplied by Battaglia Light Services, the system consists of a S3000 Surface equipped with a Dante network card, and a DM32 MixRack.
Built in 1846, Teatro Sociale is one of Switzerland’s most historic theatres, which was refurbished 20 years ago following a period of neglect. The venue hosts theatrical productions, and also a variety of concerts, from classical to rock.
“We selected dLive because it has a simple workflow, which is easy to learn for guest engineers, and has a quick setup time, so you can configure the desk in seconds. Another major factor for choosing dLive is that the sound quality is first class, and the system has the best FX, compressors and dynamics, thanks to the DEEP processing models of classic gear,” comments Teatro Sociale’s technical director, Claudio Cheulini.
“The system fulfils the high demands of the theatre very satisfactorily. dLive has tremendous headroom and is versatile, easily able to manage classical concerts to rock and everything in between. Another small but crucial factor is the fact that you can dim all the lights on the desk and avoid disturbing audience members.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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Hawthorn returns to Adobe Summit EMEA 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017

UK - Attracting over 5,500 attendees, Europe’s largest digital marketing conference, the Adobe Summit EMEA 2017 returned once again to ICC ExCeL London. Creative technical event production expert, Hawthorn was once again chosen by Taylor Bennett Partners to deliver the full technical design and production for the two-day event.
Focused on the future of digital marketing, delegates from Europe, the Middle East and Africa gathered to soak up tips and insights from the Adobe Marketing Cloud and its partners. Led by group creative director Pete Harding, Hawthorn was tasked to bring Taylor Bennett’s impressive vision to life, delivering the technical production for the main conference plenary, exhibition space, break-out rooms and the muchly-anticipated Summit Celebration.
In the Community Pavilion, a six-metre long, five-metre wide and three-metre high tunnel constructed from 3.9mm LED panels guided attendees from registration through to the Social Area.
Realising an idea by Russell Bennett, Partner at Taylor Bennett Partners, Hawthorn and 80-Six created an interactive LED ceiling that stretched throughout the Community Pavilion. Made up of 1017 panels of Roe MC7 LED, the team devised a custom rigging solution to allow the panels to be flown face down.
This year’s plenary stage played host to a number of big names, including actor Colin Firth and former Premier League and England footballer Frank Lampard. With major brands including T-Mobile, BMW Group and The Coca-Cola Company sharing how they are firmly at the forefront of digital marketi

 
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Blackout supports LSO in Trafalgar Square

Thursday, 25 May 2017

UK - Drapes and rigging specialist Blackout played an integral role in the London Symphony Orchestra’s annual open air concert in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 21May.
Thousands of people packed into the square in glorious sunshine to hear the LSO, conducted by Valery Gergiev, play three pieces by Rachmaninov. Once again sponsorship from BMW ensured the event was free to the public.
Blackout worked on the event for the fifth time, providing rigging and drapes, installing four truss structures next to the main stage to support two large screens and two PA towers, with two smaller structures at the back of the square in front of the National Gallery, used for relay screens.
A combination of Thomas 52 Supertruss and Prolyte Truss was used, with extra Blackout truss forming the main entranceway. Prolyte was also used for the on-stage lighting rig, and Blackout supplied protective drapes to keep the sun off the musicians’ instruments.
Blackout director Kevin Monks headed up the crew, who had a small-time window to work in, with the need to minimise the closure of the historic landmark to the public.
The first equipment arrived in Trafalgar Square on Friday 19 May, two days before the concert, and the 15-strong team worked fast to construct the support structures so the production load-in with lighting and video equipment could take place the following day.
Blackout’s crew then worked quickly and efficiently on Sunday evening to make sure the site was returned to normal in time for the new working week. Kevin Monks and his team then su

 
 
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Funktion One reinforces Krasnodar Stadium

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Russia - Funktion-One’s distributor for Russia, Edelweiss Audio, has completed the sound installation at Krasnodar Stadium. The project led to the loudspeaker manufacturer breaking new ground with a specially designed Evo enclosure.
Edelweiss Audio was initially invited to take part in a listening test alongside companies representing most of the pro audio manufacturers active in arena and stadium sound. This was the beginning of a detailed specification process. Having impressed the owners, Edelweiss and Funktion-One were shortlisted and invited back for a second round of listening tests.
“A number of factors, not least the geometry of the stands, meant that a horn-loaded solution would work best,” explains Edelweiss Audio’s technical director Andrei Kremenchugskiy. “We were looking at up to 90-degree coverage, which is very hard to achieve effectively using line-array.”
The owners were sold on the Funktion-One sound, which at the time was demonstrated using Resolution 5s, and appointed Edelweiss as the audio contractor for the project.
Krasnodar Stadium’s roof has two layers, which are split by a cavernous space. The architect originally wanted the loudspeakers to be positioned between these layers. Unsurprisingly, Edelweiss and Funktion-One had other ideas.
Kremenchugskiy worked closely with John Newsham and others at Funktion-One in the UK to come up with a solution. This resulted in the development of new customised product – the Evo 6EHQ. These specially designed enclosures house four Evo 6 waveguides, arrayed tw

 
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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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