Business News

Bose Professional expands Distribution Network

Friday, 26 May 2017


USA - Bose Professional has announced that, effective immediately, it has expanded its sales channel to include Stampede Presentation Products Inc. as a distributor for the U.S. and Canada. The announcement was made by Morten Jorgensen, director global sales, Bose Professional, as part of ongoing efforts to broaden the reach of the Bose Professional product line to integrators and dealers alike.
Jorgensen, states, “Bose has added Stampede Presentation Products to expand our reach to our customer and dealer base, to give them full access to our range of products. They have a proven track record in the industry, and they are aligned with our values at Bose. We welcome them aboard as part of our sales channel.”
(Jim Evans)

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Festival Sound adds DiGiCo SD11

Friday, 26 May 2017

South Africa - Festival Sound, one of the largest DiGiCo console owners in the South African rental market, has increased its investment in the manufacturer’s products by adding an SD11 and a further SD9 to its inventory.
The young and vibrant company bought its first SD9 with two fully populated D-Rack and Little Red Boxes in 2012. Since then, its range of DiGiCo products has grown with an SD11 and another SD9 added at the end of 2016.
“The addition of the second SD9 made it possible for Festival Sound to supply two 96 channels consoles for FOH and monitor land,” says Jaco Beaukes from DiGiCo’s South African distributor DWR Distribution, which supplied the consoles. “This was a big step forward with serious benefits for them as they often supply gear for shows that demand high channel count consoles.”
April 2017 marked another big move forward with the addition of a Waves Server-ONE and a Waves upgrade kit to one of the SD9s. Petru Palmer, owner of Festival Sound loves the sound of DiGiCo, with the pre-amps being one of his favourite aspects of the brand.
“Being able to add world renowned plugins to his mix, with very low latency, is like giving an artist a new set of paint brushes and a vast arrangement of exciting colours to paint with,” says Jaco.
Petru will be using his newly equipped SD9 for the first time at the Gospel Spectacular show, hosted at the Joburg Theatre this May, and is looking forward to many more exciting projects throughout the rest of the year.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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Arena Group secures Newmarket contract

Friday, 26 May 2017

UK - Following a record year working with Jockey Club racecourses, Arena Group has been appointed to oversee the full interior design of Newmarket’s’ temporary infrastructure during its most notable dates in the equestrian calendar including the Qipco Guineas Festival and the Moet & Chandon July Festival.
Arena’s interiors team, operating as the newly-launched Arena Concept division, will utilise the latest design and CAD technology to transform creative client briefs from initial concept drawings and 3D visualisations, to seeing the project through to on site delivery and completion. From branded areas, ambient decor and VIP hospitality, the team will help Newmarket Racecourse to create luxurious, temporary event environments with a high-end permanent feel. Following a series of recent product investments, sister company Spaceworks will supply contemporary new event furniture to help create fresh new looks in the sponsor and public spaces.
Newmarket Racecourse’s regional head of operations, Gemma Steve comments: “The Jockey Club has a long-standing relationship with Arena, with them advising on, and delivering, state-of-the-art temporary environments. As a venue, we are always looking for ways to enhance our offering and improve both the sponsor and spectator experience. With Arena at the forefront of designing hospitality venues, we were keen to utilise their expertise to help us achieve an updated design brief and fresh customer experience.”
Loren Johnson, managing director of Arena Structures and Arena Concept adds: “We are de

 
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Anna Valley expands 4K AV inventory with Barco

Friday, 26 May 2017

UK - AV company, Anna Valley reports that the company is significantly expanding its existing 4K AV rental offering with the purchase of a number of new products.
Recent acquisitions include the Barco Event Master E2, S3-4K, EC-50 and Ex screen management systems, 4k@60Hz display port 1.2a cards and a variety of LG 4K displays ranging from 55 to 98 inches in size. A further order for 4K fibre distribution systems, scalers and processors is in place for later in the year.
“Our clients rely on Anna Valley to provide the best technology and technical support to deliver their creative vision,” said Anna Valley director, Nick Hart. “We’re investing in the leading 4K audio visual products to ensure that we can continue meeting - and exceeding - those expectations.”
The Barco E2 screen management system is the first screen management system that can manage a 4K projector blend with refresh rates up to 60Hz, providing video professionals with “unparalleled image quality and the flexibility to create amazing displays”.
“Anna Valley’s capital investment in new technology has kept them at the forefront of the video supply industry,” said Bluedog Production director, Ben O’Shea. “Our clients are regularly looking to push the envelope on what’s been done before and increasing screen quality allows producers to create some truly stunning live event environments. For us to have a partner who is committed to investing not only in screens, but in control and back-end technology, particularly around 4k, is just another reason why we

 
 
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Scandec takes on Optocore distribution

Friday, 26 May 2017

Norway - Pro audio specialists, Scandec Systemer, has been appointed by Optocore as the manufacturer’s new exclusive territorial distributor.
Scandec set up as a distribution company back in 1984 and today has 37 employees representing a number of premium brands. The market segments in which they specialize include touring and concert sound, broadcast AV and permanent installation.
To develop the broadcast market further in Norway they have also taken on a dealership for Optocore partner company, BroaMan, with Andreas Bergum charged with overseeing this market.
Scandec sales manager for pro audio and MI, Frode Øygard sees other primary markets for Optocore fibre solutions as being large concert halls and theatres, concert and touring sound - and the company is already working on touring systems combined with DiGiCo SD consoles.
In fact, although the new arrangement is effective immediately this is not Scandec’s first experience of Optocore, as they have previously sold a system comprising X6R-FX-16MI and V3R-TP-8LO interfaces, along with a DD4MR-FX as part of a DiGiCo mixing desk package to Hålogaland Theatre. Scandec also recently purchased an Optocore demo system.
“We are a knowledge based company offering extensive training, workshops and seminars, combined with roadshows (including a recent presentation at Hålogaland Theatre),” states Øygard. Scandec will also be active via social media and conventional website and trade press promotion.
Summing up the new relationship, he adds, “Optocore will enable Scandec to

 
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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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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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PSA and PLASA collaborate on mental health

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UK- Mental Health has become a topical subject and has been launched into the limelight with the Royals’ ‘Heads Together’ campaign, promoting conversation to shatter the stigma surrounding the subject. PLASA Focus Leeds 2017 coincided with Mental Health Awareness Week and prompted a collaboration between the Production Services Association (PSA) and the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) supported by Back-up Charity.
The live entertainment industry is a fast paced, high pressured industry pushing creativity and technology to the limits with long periods of time away from home and post tour depression just one example of how mental health affects many people in the industry.
The Talk2Me seminar session — introduced by Steve Banks, chairman at PSA and hosting Robert Heath, music Therapist; Chris Madden, student welfare officer at Backstage Academy; Peter Heath, MD at PLASA and Andy Lenthall, GM at PSA — focused on highlighting the emotional and psychological issues faced by so many in the entertainment and creative industries as part of their working lives.
Panellist Chris Madden was the counsellor sent by Production Park to support the Avenged Sevenfold crew earlier this year.
The session referred to the Mental Health Foundation survey quoting only 13% of people report living with high levels of good mental health so therefore most people are suffering or have suffered from a mental health issue at least once in their lifetime.
Robert who has a particular interest in the use of creative songwriting as therapy a

 
 

The Week in Light & Sound

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Manchester Arena - A barbaric attack on the Manchester Arena last night has left 22 dead, including children, with approximately 59 people injured. Initial reports suggest a lone male detonated a homemade bomb after last night's Ariana Grande concert. Our hearts go out to all affected by this truly horrific and sickening attack.

Here We Go Again - Abba musical Mamma Mia is getting a sequel, with many of the original cast members returning for the new film. Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried are among the stars who will reprise their roles in the new movie, which will be called Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. It is expected to be released in July 2018 - a decade after the original.

Producers say the new film will feature a number of Abba tracks which were not in the original. Mamma Mia is the ninth most successful film of all time at UK cinemas, having taken more than £68m at the box office. It was adapted from the hit West End show of the same name, which is one of the longest running musicals ever.

Closing Time - After 146 years, America's most celebrated circus Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus has staged its final performance in New York. Owners of the company said the decision had been made due to falling ticket sales and high operating costs.

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SE Systems continues to build GLP Inventory

Monday, 22 May 2017

USA - Based in Greensboro, NC, GLP partner SE Systems has recently increased its inventory of the German manufacturer’s advanced LED solutions, by adding quantities of the X4 Bar versatile battens, and investing for the first time in the GT-1 Spot/Beam hybrid.
The company has vast experience, having been founded in 1973 by the highly respected Wade ‘Cliff’ Miller, who remains sole owner to this day.
A ‘turn-key’ live event production services company with a national spread, SE Systems also operates separate sales and installation divisions. Their relationship with GLP extends back five years.
“GLP is a ‘workhorse’ component of our lighting inventory,” declares John R. Lewis, director of SE Systems Inc, production services. “We were initially attracted by the quality of their products, and quite honestly every equipment manufacturer should strive for the level of service GLP provides.”
He said the increase in X4 Bar inventory (both the Bar 10’s and Bar 20’s) and investment in the GT-1 would be “a perfect match for all our clients’ endeavours. We knew that the fit of the Bars, and especially the Hybrid GT-1, was essential to our vision.” And he anticipates that the inventory will continue to increase.
He confirmed that these fixtures are already in high demand. “We are constantly serving clients ranging from the NFL, Major League Baseball and multiple venue events, as well as some of the largest festivals in the region,” he summarised.
GLP’s account manager Jamey Brock commented: “The team at S

 
 
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Norwegian engineers fly with dLive

Monday, 22 May 2017

Norway - Eight Allen & Heath dLive C Class systems, based on the ultra-compact C1500 Surface and CDM32 MixRack, have been purchased in Norway, mainly by sound engineers looking for a fly-in mixing system.
Sold by Norwegian distributor, Benum, the systems were specified by several of the country’s most prolific and well-respected freelance audio engineers touring with some of Norway's most successful pop acts.
“It's the only option on the market that offers compact mixing that you can take on a commercial airline, with the right sound quality and minimum hardware,” says Stian Sagholen (FOH for Einar Stray Orchestra and Dunderbeist, monitors for Madcon). “I love the fact that just because I want a small format mixer I am not limited in terms of channel count, processing or routing options.”
“I specified the C1500/CDM32 solution because it’s check-in friendly, has every tool I need for the gig and is a self-contained package with no need for any external units,” adds Børre Leinebø (FOH for Gabrielle, Madcon, Dsound).
Other engineers who have invested in the system comprise Einar Honning Nordberg (FOH for Elsa & Emilie, Anne Grete Preus, monitors for Midnight Choir), Markus Sannan (FOH for Julie Bergan), Per Arne Torp (FOH for Plumbo), Sondre Røssland Sandhaug (FOH for Sondre Justad and Astri S), Steven Grant Bishop (monitors for Sondre Justad), and Jonas Kristoffersen Alfhei (FOH for Kitfai and BAYA).
“I had tried several compact systems but there were a lot of compromises, so when the C Class series with the C

 
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Teri Productions grows with ProPower racks

Monday, 22 May 2017

USA - More than 1,500 ProPower RPD power distro racks are in service across North America and Teri Productions of Knoxville, Tennessee owns a fair share of them. Recently, the venerable, full-service rental and staging company has been building their inventory to accommodate new business with a variety of tours and events, ranging from Lil Wayne to motivational guru Tony Robbins.
“Using the latest technology, we’ve converted our lighting designs to eliminate dimmer racks,” says Teri Productions’ Jay Coatney. “Running entirely on ProPower power distros, these lighting systems are a green solution, since much less power is needed. For example, a system that previously required six 400-amp services can now be powered with two 200-amp services. Even with this added efficiency, we sometimes use 12 ProPower RPD racks in large arenas.”
Coatney adds: “There are so many things we like about ProPower racks, including their reliability, versatility, truck-pack size, ease of ordering, and options such as the digital meter display which allows us to easily meter everything before powering up. The fit and finish are unsurpassed; we don’t have to worry about rolling out in front of corporate clients (and believe me, they watch). These handsome racks project the image we want for our company.”
“The ProPower brand continues to enjoy increasing popularity with entertainment professionals worldwide,” says TMB sales manager, Stephanie Kilburg. “Continuously enhanced and improved to maintain its quality advantage, ProPower RPD remains the most re

 
 
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d&b to host electroacoustic seminar at ABTT 2017

Monday, 22 May 2017

UK - On Wednesday 7 June, d&b audiotechnik will be presenting its time honoured Electroacoustics seminar at the ABTT Theatre Show, at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. The free to attend education event is ideal for anyone wanting to know more about how loudspeakers interact with their environment and how that affects what the listener hears. Plus, anyone who registers will automatically receive free admission to the exhibition floor, an environment in which to meet industry professionals and see what’s new in theatre technology.
With the scheduled seminars at d&b GB’s Gloucestershire base often booked up, it’s a great opportunity to take part this year and a natural stepping stone to d&b’s more product focused workshops.
The seminar has played a central role in the international d&b education calendar, and is for anyone looking to better understand the principles of electroacoustics for sound system design and engineering. Now something of an industry standard, the session is suited to all levels of experience, and asks questions such as: how does sound propagate? And how do sound waves combine? In typical d&b style, the friendly approach will provide informative answers in a light-hearted way, with plenty of practical experiments and demonstrations.
“I’d argue this seminar is the most important thing d&b does in terms of its education and training programme,” says presenter Oran Burns. “It goes back to the absolute basics. We know some sound engineers out there go about their work, and whether out of rep

 
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Capital Sound invests in SSL Live

Friday, 19 May 2017

<UK - Capital Sound, one of the largest UK-based live sound hire companies, is adding Solid State Logic L200 and L500 live consoles to its inventory. The consoles are being been supplied by UK professional audio specialist HD Pro Audio.
Capital Sound initially decided to invest in L500 to support The Killers Front of House engineer, Kenny Kaiser, on the European leg of the band's current worldwide tour. Kaiser uses a lot of the console's attributes, such as fully processed stem groups, the SSL FX Rack, AutoMix (multiple lead vocal mics), and the tube effect that is included in every processed path.
"We've had our eye on the SSL consoles for a long time, but felt that we needed a lower price point for a large section of our client base," says Paul Timmins, general manager at Capital Sound. "The L200 is right where we need it to be. This is now a family of surfaces that suit all of our requirements - from large tours like The Killers to many other clients that we'd like to introduce to SSL Live."
How and when Capital Sound invests in new equipment very much depends on the size of that investment, and the specific need. Timmins: "With high-end consoles we generally buy them for specific projects, providing the project has a reasonable duration, and that forms a solid foundation for the future. With smaller consoles, we look at what they can offer the company and how they fit into the bigger picture. We see the L200 as being an important part of our inventory of mid-priced consoles into the future."
Robin Conway is the project manager at Capital Sound

 
 
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Powersoft confirms French distributor

Friday, 19 May 2017

Europe - Sequoia Audio, a division of DV2, has been appointed by Powersoft as the company’s new distributor in France.
Stated Didier Dal Fitto, DV2’s founder: “I have always had enormous respect for the company when I have seen them at trade shows. They have an incredible technology, which is reflected in a wide range of exciting products at very affordable prices. This will open up new markets both for permanent installation and touring.”
Tracing the background to the new partnership, Powersoft’s Pro Audio Business Unit manager, Luca Giorgi, said: “I believe the perception of Powersoft in France is still through our older platforms. We recognise that quality is decision makers’ top priority where audio is concerned, and so we had been looking for a distributor in France capable of selling our products independently from a specific package.
“Our two companies have always shared mutual respect, and so the decision to appoint them was an easy one. Sequoia’s connections, coupled with the quality and performance of Powersoft products, will combine to open up new markets and reposition the brand in France.”
Sequoia Audio will now start actively promoting the brand through its website, media advertising and press reports. In addition, the company has a powerful sales force and will mount an aggressive programme of roadshows. A training seminar is already in the pipeline and at the end of the year Powersoft will be represented at the JTSE Show, targeting both the touring and permanent installation markets.
(Jim Evans)

 
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Milos video spotlight on LED support

Thursday, 18 May 2017


Europe - Milos has released its second video for their three-month spotlight on Milos LED Screen Support Structures (1 April – 30 June).
This video gives an overview of the complete range of Milos LED Screen Support Structures with their main technical specifications. Click here to watch the video

Milos was founded in 1994 and is currently one of the largest truss manufacturers in Europe.It has subsidiaries in the UK and US and became part of Area Four Industries group in 2012. Every three months, Milos releases a spotlight video highlighting specific products and best practices. 

See 'Areas of Expertise' in the May 2017 issue of LSi for more on Area Four Industries. 

(LSi Online)

 
 
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Resolution X - Lifting with the professionals

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Australia - Resolution X, is one of the first companies in Australia that started working with ProLyft Aetos hoists range. They are fully convinced of the technical qualities of the product, however, the outstanding service programme made their choice an easy one.
Resolution X, covering Australia with hire bases in Melbourne and Sydney, strives to provide the best quality rental equipment backed by the best people and service. Based on that goal, they have become one of the largest providers of rental lighting and rigging equipment in Australia. They are leaders in bringing new and innovative equipment to market and can boast on a dedicated team that is enthusiastic about all challenges.
Tim Hall, managing director of Resolution X explains: “Resolution X have always prided themselves on implementing industry best practises, especially when it comes to safety. Therefore, adding chain hoists with a good double brake system to our hiring stock was a must. We chose the ProLyft Aetos series hoists because of their build quality, double brake system and local support network. The Aetos hoists stand up to the rigors of life in a busy production company but it was having a local dealer and support team that made the choice easy for us.”
Jason Swavley, account manager of Design Quintessence Melbourne and Tony Peaker, product manager are glad to support Resolution X as ProLyft Service Point for Australia. “That’s the general idea behind the network of ProLyft Service points. We not only supply our customers with stock and spare parts, we’re also the

 
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Floorbox solution for Saracens

Thursday, 18 May 2017

UK - Floorbox, the new online temporary flooring hub, specified and supplied 650sq m of Rola-Trac’s iTrac pitch protection to Allianz Park stadium ahead of Jewish community event Yom HaShoah.
Home to European Rugby Champions Saracens, the £1m Allianz Park pitch combines hardcore, aggregate and carpet with rubber infill. Significant weights applied directly can cause the aggregate to bulge while the top layer, a fibre composite, has to stay upright to prevent it causing friction burns to players.
With a big LED screen and a heavy stage coming in for Yom HaShoah, the Remembrance Day for victims of the Holocaust, iTrac was the appropriate means to maintain the surface.
John Davy, founder/managing director of Floorbox, says: “We work with a range of manufacturers and the core value of Floorbox is its independence. So our advice, qualified by years of experience, is impartial and our goal is to help clients get the right product for the job and get the best out it.
“i-Trac is a quick and easy system to use. It’s equally effective on hard or soft ground, it’s incredibly strong and provides proper protection for Saracens’ state-of-the-art pitch.”
Stadium director, Richard Gregg, comments: “Allianz Park is a great stage for all sorts of events, inside and out. Looking after the playing surface is of paramount importance of course and I was delighted with the Floorbox solution ahead of Yom HaShoah. The i-Trac will serve us very well going forward too.”
Built to serve the community rather than simply Saracens, Allianz

 
 
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ChamSys MagicQ controls Empire of the Sun

Thursday, 18 May 2017

USA - Empire of the Sun catapulted to international stardom in 2008 with their multi-platinum hit Walking on a Dream. It was a very fitting title, for the song and the band. Blending an ethereal sound with stage visuals that resemble something out of a fantasy game, the Australian duo make it easy for audiences to take a temporary leave from reality and enter an uplifting world of imagination.
This transcendental quality was on full display last month, when Empire of the Sun appeared on the Coachella Festival’s Sahara Stage. Dressed in flowing, futuristic silky black outfits and backed by robot dancers, the duo performed on a stage adorned with glowing pyramids and a six-pronged silver statue cradling a primordial white orb. Illuminating the fantastical scene with brilliant white light and vivid colors was a lightshow that Dave Taylor programmed and controlled with the ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium.
Taylor used over 1,200 different light fixtures and 3,000 channels of LED tape in his 86-active-universe show. In addition to his ChamSys console, he relied on a SnakeSys R8 eight-universe Ethernet to DMX converter, a SnakeSys R4 multi-purpose network distribution node, and two SnakeSys B4 four-universe DMX to Ethernet converters to run his massive rig.
“There was no shortage of lighting on this one,” said Taylor. “Empire of the Sun is always pushing the boundaries, not just musically but visually. They’re constantly searching for images that move people in new ways. Our show continues to build and, as a designer, I’m constantly evolvin

 
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KLANG:fabrik on Linkin Park tour rider

Thursday, 18 May 2017

USA - Working for a band whose members are tech-fans that are willing to jump into new gear if they dig what it does is great - if the band likes it, it’s in. Proving that is a job that often falls to the engineers, and it’s how award-winning monitor engineer Kevin ‘Tater’ McCarthy got the new KLANG:fabrik 3D monitoring system on the rider for a tour with Linkin Park that will run through 2017.
“I can’t say enough about how great this thing is,” says Tater over his pair of KLANG:fabrik units, which reside in a rack beneath his DiGiCo SD7 mixing console. “And it benefits in ways you might not think of. I’ve been able to substantially lower levels in the in-ear mixes for the entire band—especially the click track. I just move that right to the front centre of the 3D field, like it’s right at their forehead, and then I cut its volume in half. The sound kind of sits there in its own little bubble and, since it’s not sonically competing with anything else, it does not need to be nearly as loud.”
Volume is an issue that Tater has spoken out about in the past, and the band members are all careful to protect their hearing from damage - especially Brad Delson, who plays with foam earplugs and over-the-ear, gun-muff style headphones.
The KLANG:fabrik is flexible in that the engineer can determine the best mix of inputs, outputs and sampling rate for the specific act or situation. “I’m running the KLANG at 96 kHz and can use all eight outputs and have enough processing for 27 inputs,” he says. The show is actually more like 95

 
 
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Cloud Z-Series solution for Green Spot

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Spain - The new Cloud Z-Series MK4 audio zone mixers have become a regularly favoured product choice for Spanish integration company Instalso Audio Visual. Partnering with Cloud Electronics Ltd’s Spanish distributor, Gaplasa Pro, SA, the Cloud Z-Series zone mixers are fast becoming a popular choice for Instalso’s audio project solutions.
Recently called upon by Monleon Electronica to provide Green Spot, a newly opened vegetarian restaurant situated just north of the Barceloneta metro, with a zonal audio solution for the restaurant’s vegetarian / non-vegetarian diners, Instalso Audio Visual chose a Cloud Z4 MK four-zone mixer alongside Bose Freespace speaker and Bose multi-channel amplifier solutions.
In keeping with the architect’s minimalist design theme a number of Bose Freespace satellite and sub-bass loudspeaker combinations are discretely mounted throughout the restaurant, connected to Bose multi-channel DSP amplifiers.
Zonal functionality and overall control of the installed audio system is managed by the Cloud Z4 MK4 zone mixer. Audio outputs from each individual zone of the Z4 Mk4 are routed via separate noise-limiter channels, to amplification stages, to ensure sound pressure levels within the restaurant meet municipal noise-level control requirements of Barcelona City Council.
Latest MK4 versions of the Z-series mixers from Cloud feature improved universal power supplies, providing improved input voltage range from 85V-254V, making them suitable for use across the globe. In the example at Green Spot, the new improved power

 
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INEC Killarney upgrades lighting with AC-ET

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Ireland - INEC Killarney, the largest music and multi-purpose venue in Ireland outside Dublin, has successfully completed the first stage of a significant production upgrade plan with the help of A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET).
AC-ET worked with the venue, which has hosted many national and international music acts including The Script, Tom Jones, Snow Patrol, Hozier, Walking on Cars, Kenny Rogers and Tom Jones, to specify and supply a complete new lighting rig including a full range of fixtures, cabling and lighting control desk.
ProLights fixtures form the cornerstone of the rig, which uses a variety of moving lights including Pixiewash and Diamond19 RGBW LED wash lights, Luma1500 LED profiles and Ruby discharge beam lights. These were supplemented with ProLights StudioCOB FC full colour LED PARS and Solar IP65 LED wash lights. ETC Source Four profiles and ARRI True Blue Fresnels completed the set-up, with AC-ET providing all lights complete with flight cases, clamps, safety bonds and replacement bulbs.
In addition, AC-ET supplied the lighting control desk, an Avolites Arena, and DMX signal distributors. Power and DMX signal cabling was supplied by Tourflex Cabling, AC-ET’s in house cable manufacturing service.
The first artist using the rig was Gavin James, Spotify’s 2016 Artist of the Year and winner of Choice Music’s Song of the Year Prize, who played to a sell-out audience on 18 February.
Steven Douglas of Coruscate Lighting Design, the lighting designer of the show, commented: “I was delighted with the quality

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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