inec-killarney-praises-prolights-lighting-rig-18-months-on-pressINEC Killarney praises Prolights installation
Thursday, 17 January 2019

Ireland - Early last year the INEC Killarney venue, the largest music and multi-purpose venue in Ireland outside Dublin, worked with AC Entertainment Technologies to fit a complete new lighting rig which featured a full fixtures range, cabling infrastructure and lighting control console.
Since Gavin James, the first artist to use the rig, many other big names have played at the INEC. Snow Patrol, Nathan Carter, Una Healy (the Saturdays), Jimmy Carr, Walking on Cars and Jake Carter have all subsequently performed at the INEC, with their production teams enjoying the benefits of a full existing rig at their disposal.
Mark Egan, director of corporate and leisure events at INEC says: “The lighting rig has been incredibly well received. The feedback we’ve had from LDs has been fantastic.”
The Prolights fixtures form the cornerstone of the rig, which uses a variety of moving lights including Pixie Wash and Diamond 19 RGBW LED wash lights, Luma 1500 LED profiles and Ruby discharge beam lights. These were supplemented with StudioCOB FC full-colour LED pars and Solar IP65-rated LED wash lights.
AC-ET supplied all lighting fixtures, complete with flight cases, clamps, safety bonds and replacement lamps, plus the lighting control console - 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.
(Jim Evans)

jonnymarr4-credit-maria-zhytnikova-mainJohnny Marr’s journey to EartH with L-Acoustics
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

UK - Johnny Marr, one of the UK's most prolific songwriters, producers, and collaborators has been on the road again, this time with his fourth solo studio album, Call the Comet. The former founding lead guitarist of The Smiths has forged a shining solo career since his debut album in 2013, bringing his latest UK journey to a stellar conclusion with a sold-out date at EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), London, which boasts the first permanent installation of L-Acoustics' L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology in a European live music venue.
For Marr's FOH engineer, Russ Miller, this was his first date with L-ISA, and his post-show report was glowing: "I was blown away by it," he says. "The separation is unbelievable, without it feeling like it’s separate sources. At sound check our backline techs were amazed: we had people just walking around the venue listening; it sounded the same from front to back and from side to side.”
Miller was contacted prior to the gig by EartH's Alessandro Melchior, Sound Engineer, and was pleased to have a day in the venue before the show to work with some virtual sound-check material. "You can't be afraid of new technology,” says Miller. “I say just get involved and see what it can do."
L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology uses spatial audio processing to position up to 96 sound objects in three dimensions inside a performance space. The EartH L-ISA Frontal system comprises five hangs of seven Kara and a central sub system of four KS28 flown in end-fire configuration in front and above the cent

 
 
lasers-maintarm Showlaser at the Festival of Lights
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

France - Every year around 4m visitors come to the Fête des Lumières in Lyon and every year this festival surpasses itself.
It began in December, 1852 as a spontaneous, religious gesture: During the procession of Mary, the inhabitants of Lyons put candles on the window. In the meantime, Fête des Lumières has become France's largest art festival, attracting millions of visitors every year and offering 40 light installations spread all over the city. For four days, international light artists illuminate highly complex light projections on the historic buildings of Lyon.
For four nights, the courtyard of the Hôtel de Ville becomes is made accessible to the public. People can cross the building from the Place de la Comedie to the Place des Terreaux. Walking becomes a contemplative experience of pure light, the laser sources are multiplied and compose a spectacular scenography playing in colour with the historical architecture. They dance to the chosen sounds, far from the traditional laser stereotypes, with tarm lasers to the fore. The show adds the magic of intense light to the setting of Lyon City Hall.
(Jim Evans)

 
annemarie1Anne-Marie relies on DiGiCo all around the globe
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

UK - Over the last three years, Anne-Marie's musical evolution has been nothing short of seismic: she has gone from playing to 300 people in a club, to 360,000 people over four days at Wembley Stadium alongside Ed Sheeran. Now, she is touring her debut album, Speak Your Mind, and both FOH and monitor engineers are working on DiGiCo SD12s, with the consoles supplied by Audiotech UK, which splits audio rental duties with Production North.
Production values at an Anne-Marie show are clearly a far cry now to what they were just a couple of years ago. According to FOH engineer, Ben Dexter, it is down to hard work, raw talent, and determination.
“I have been working with Anne-Marie since her first show back in 2015 in a 300-cap room; when you look at what she achieved this summer [with Ed Sheeran] at Wembley Stadium, you can see that production elements have been growing as her shows have been growing,” he says. “It’s been a very natural and exciting progression to where we are now with all the elements in place. It's been great to be a part of it all from that first show, and see it evolve to where it is today.”
Dexter and monitor engineer, Jim Kerr, are both SD12 users – they made the switch because, Dexter says, 'we outgrew our previous consoles'.
“In preparation for this year’s run of support shows, we needed to find a console that would accommodate our ever-increasing channel count – which is currently at 56 - while also having a fairly small footprint at FOH, where space is always limited, especially for a support b

 
 
ajsutherlandmonitorsystemtechdlivedLive in the mix for Gary Numan UK tour
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

UK - Late 2018 saw the return of electronic pioneer Gary Numan on his epic orchestral tour, featuring six UK shows – including one at the Royal Albert Hall (see LSi January) – accompanied by the 16-piece Skaparis Orchestra and an Allen & Heath dLive system handling monitor world.
dLive’s ability to allow simultaneous connections of multiple control devices, from full console surfaces to PCs, iPads and IP controllers, proved indispensable in facilitating both monitor mixing duties and communications between the engineers and performers. “We chose the Allen & Heath dLive S7000 as our monitor console because it’s great at allowing multiple operators. It’s not just the core of the monitor system, it’s the core of the show,” explains monitor engineer, Mike Glines, “It just handles the communications for everyone.”
AJ Sutherland (monitor system tech for the tour) adds, “We had one MixRack which Mike controlled from the S7000 surface, as well as dLive’s Director software running on a Mac so I could make edits without having to interrupt him on the surface. I also had my own cue mix, so I could line check the orchestra at the same time as the band were checked by Mike.”
Supplied by Adlib, the monitor set-up comprised a dLive S7000 Surface, a DM64 MixRack and a DX32 Expander, allowing for ultimate flexibility and control over the band and orchestra monitor mixes.

 
chauvetipslondonaquamanIPS supports film premieres with Chauvet
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

UK - At the recent double premiere of the 2018 post-apocalyptic adventure films Mortal Engines and Aquaman in London’s Leicester Square, the red carpet was suitably soaked in a fittingly post-apocalyptic two-day torrential rainstorm.
Fortunately, for movie fans who had turned up in droves to take selfies with stars like Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar and Robert Sheehan, the atmosphere on both nights was not dampened in the slightest, thanks in part to a large multimedia installation showing film snippets, custom created content and live action. IPS created the crowd-pleasing video screens with 106 PVP X6IP LED panels from Chauvet Professional.
“The most complicated aspect of this particular project was that there were two different premieres on consecutive days,” explains Ian Brown, project coordinator at IPS. “Understandably, the designer and IPS client Limited Edition Event Design wanted to create two completely different looks to ensure there was a different feel to each premiere, while working within the logistical constraints of the site and shows.”
For the first show, the premiere of Aquaman, IPS supplied seven rigging towers, each supporting a 1.5m high by 2.5m wide screen made from X6IP panels. For the next day’s premiere of Mortal Engines, three of the towers were removed and the screens reconfigured so the four remaining towers each supported a 1m wide by 5m high screen, also made from the repurposed X6IP panels.
“The 6.9mm pixel pitch of the PVP panels provided us with an exceptionally sharp canvas

 
 
boseprofessionalpowersharedanteampsISE: Bose extends PowerShare range
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Netherlands - Bose Professional is expanding its line of PowerShare adaptable power amplifiers with two new models: the Dante-integrated PS404D and PS604D, joining the recently introduced models with AmpLink connectivity, the PS404A and PS604A.
With the release of PowerShare adaptable power amplifiers in 2016, Bose Professional armed installers with a powerful new advantage - the freedom to put amplifier power where it’s needed and waste less of an amplifier’s drive potential where it’s not. “The notion of a multi-channel amplifier that breaks free from the fixed-power-per-channel architecture has been well received,” reports Bose amplifier product line manager Ashraf Elghamrawi. “Integrators told us that ‘power-sharing’ makes their projects more responsive, and they asked for digital input options for even more flexibility.” Answering the call, Bose Professional has added these four new digital models.
The new PS404D (400 watts divisible into 4 channels) and PS604D (600 watts divisible into 4 channels) PowerShare amplifiers feature integrated Dante audio networking for increased connectivity flexibility, while giving installers the freedom to place the amplifier away from the source. The recently introduced PS404A and PS604A offer AmpLink connectivity. AmpLink is Bose Pro’s in-rack Cat 5/6 digital audio distribution solution and is supported in their latest DSP units. The Dante models allow mixed inputs using either digital or onboard analogue audio connections.
(Jim Evans)

 
rayzor-760Elation introduces Rayzor 760 with SparkLED
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

USA - When Elation Professional showed the new Rayzor 760 LED luminaire with SparkLED technology at trade shows in Europe and North America last fall, the response from LDs on both sides of the Atlantic was overwhelmingly positive. Elation has now announced that the compact wash light - the first to feature Elation’s innovative SparkLED LED pixel effect system – will be available from February in the US and Mexico and from March - in Europe.
Driven by seven independently controlled 60W RGBW LEDs with a 5° to 77° zoom, the Rayzor 760 can produce a well-defined mid-air beam of over 8000lm that stands out on any stage and then spread exceptionally wide for even wash coverage.
The fixture’s seven oversized front lenses create a large surface that is enhanced by SparkLED technology, 28x2W white LEDs strategically placed inside the lenses themselves to create a unique additional layer of effect. The dedicated high-brightness pixels give lighting designers all new possibilities to create layers of effect through elegant lens illumination and eye-candy twinkle effects. The new effect concept allows designers access to a fresh, fun and innovative way of creating interest and depth on stage, says the company. SparkLEDs are controllable via the lighting console or driven by a multitude of internal FX patterns.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
aix-arenaYamaha and Nexo in Arena Pays d’Aix
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

France - Arena Pays d'Aix is a modern, multi-purpose venue which can house audiences of up to 8500. Designed to host a wide range of events, a Yamaha and Nexo audio system delivers quality, flexible audio throughout the arena complex.
Located close to the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence, the outside of Arena Pays d'Aix presents a futuristic vision, its clean, sweeping lines contrasting with the surrounding countryside of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It has quickly become a popular destination for sport and entertainment from throughout the region, including nearby Marseille, France’s third largest city.
Designed by architect Christophe Gulizzi, the vision of the future continues inside, where a modular format allows the 4000m2 interior space to offer 17 different configurations, depending on the type of event being hosted.
The main space (Grande Salle, unofficially nicknamed The Cauldron) is the home of the Pays d'Aix University handball club, which competes in Division 1 of the Ligue Nationale de Handball. Featuring an audience capacity of up to 7000, it can be configured to host a wide range of other events, including tennis, wrestling, indoor motocross, live concerts, ballet and much more.
Arena Pays d'Aix also features a secondary arena (Salle Annex) with room for up to 1500 spectators, as well as three exhibition / event spaces which can hold up to 450 people each, bars / concessions and a press room. The main concourse (La Coursive) can also be used to host events, with a capacity of 1,800 people.
The venue’s interior d

 
highliteISE: Highlite International promotes new solutions
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Netherlands - Highlite International BV will be present during Integrated Systems Europe 2019, hall 7, stand Y190. At the Highlite stand various installation solutions from DAP Audio, visuals from DMT Premiere LED screens, effect lighting from Showtec and Infinity with the Furion and Signature series will be showcased.
DAP Audio supplies an array of installation mixers equipped for zone control with multiple inputs. Amplifiers, like the analogue HP-series, the digital QI-Series or the 100V PA- or ZA-series offer possibilities for multi-roomed venues. In combination with the Celestion-powered new XI-MKII installation speaker series are ideal for fixed installations.
Infinity will show the Furion Series, very fast and powerful LED-based moving heads, equipped with Wireless DMX. The Infinity washlight iW-720, the pixel controlled washlight iW-1915 Pixel RGBW Wash and the Infinity Chimp light controller will also be on show along with the Infinity Signature LED based theatre spots, a Robert Juliat collaboration.
DMT Premiere LED screens with pixel pitches ranging from 5.9mm to 2.9mm will also feature.
Showtec offers a very powerful outdoor wash - the IP65 rated Showtec Helix S5000 Q4 with 40 Prolight Opto RGBW 4-in-1 10W LEDs and WDMX. WDMX is also present in the Showtec Eventspot 1600Q4, a very interesting battery light with up to 15 hours battery lifetime per charge.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
25-nights-of-northern-lightsCommunity for 25 Nights of Northern Lights
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

USA - BayPort Credit Union’s 25 Nights of Northern Lights is an annual holiday event held from 1 to 25 December in the City Centre at Oyster Point in Newport News, Virginia. Situated by the lakeside with its 400ft fountain, a 50ft tall pixel-mapped Christmas tree forms the focal point of the festival which includes seasonal events, vendors and street performers as well as a light show that is tied to the tree and includes elements surrounding the fountain.
The sound system for the 2018 festival was designed and supplied by Washington Professional, a full service AV systems integration specialist. Designed by Austin Wydrzynski of Washington Professional, with installation by RWS Entertainment, the loudspeaker system was installed inside the Christmas tree to provide sound reinforcement for the synchronized light show.
The system designed by Wydrzynski employed Community’s new IV6 weather-resistant modular vertical arrays. The system had two arrays, each comprising four IV6-1122 wide-dispersion 12-inch two-way array elements and two IV6-118S 18-inch subwoofers.
Wydrzynski explains: “I chose these cabinets for their natural voicing. I spoke with Perry D'Angelo from Community’s rep company, SKMac, when these boxes were first announced. I then had the opportunity to hear them at InfoComm in Vegas this summer and have been very impressed ever since. In addition, their weather rating and price point were essential to this project. Right out of the box, with the FIR filters for Q-Sys provided by Community’s TAG Team (Technical Applications Group)

 
ISE: Kramer delivers the IT factor
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Netherlands - At this year's ISE show in Amsterdam, Kramer Electronics will its software-centric ecosystem, management solutions, intuitive meeting space automation, elevated audio and connectivity solutions, and more.
Kramer Platforms consist of hardware devices that are software-driven so one box serves multiple functions. It’s an innovative new way to lead AV designs with software and maximizing return on investment and customization options. With Kramer Platforms, AV professionals can combine best-in-class solutions, such as Kramer’s VIA collaboration system with a Kramer Control brain.
On display at ISE will be next-generation Kramer Control, a code-free, cloud-based control platform.
Kramer Network 3.0, an enterprise management platform enables IT/AV professionals to easily configure and manage their entire Kramer product range, Dante devices and third-party devices from anywhere in the world.
Kramer is investing heavily in sharing UX best practices in the AV industry. At ISE, the company will discuss how UX is a catalyst for new technologies.
Kramer will also carry out AVoIP and Kramer Control courses through its Kramer Academy at the show.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
qsc-premium-business-music-solutionsQSC shipping Business Music Solutions
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

USA - QSC has started shipping its recently announced Premium Business Music Solutions - the MP-M Series paging and music mixers, including wall mount controllers and smart device apps, the MP-A Series multi-channel amplifiers, and AcousticDesign Series SUB/SAT loudspeakers. These components offer a complete end-to-end audio solution for background and foreground music reinforcement in retail, restaurant, hospitality and other commercial spaces.
“QSC Premium Business Music Solutions represent a blend of QSC’s long history of quality and product leadership across amplification, processing, mixing, control and loudspeaker technologies,” says David Fuller, senior director of product management - live sound, QSC. “We set out to reimagine the business music category by dramatically simplifying the configuration and installation process, providing flexible control options for a diverse set of users. This comprehensive portfolio delivers a user friendly, aesthetically pleasing, high performance background/foreground audio experience unlike anything currently available.
The QSC Premium Business Music solutions are now available in North America and coming soon in Europe and Asia.
(Jim Evans)

 
Serapid Group opens Singapore operation
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Singapore - Serapid Group, a supplier of lifts, quick die change and horizontal transfer systems, has announced that as part of its international growth strategy Serapid has opened a new company in Singapore, with Robert Degenkolb, formerly of J.R. Clancy, joining the organisation as managing director.
Degenkolb has 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry in project management and sales and most recently as managing director of J.R. Clancy‘s Singapore operation. He will remain based in Singapore where he has been residing since 2011. Prior to Singapore, Robert worked as a project manager for J.R. Clancy and oversaw the successful completion of numerous entertainment projects in both domestic and international markets.
As part of the opening of the Singapore office, Ivan Seigneur has transferred from Serapid France to join Robert in the role of technical manager, and Yu Rong Chen (sales manager, China) will also now report to Degenkolb.
The opening and resourcing of the office is part of Serapid’s on-going strategic growth plan and reflects the increasing volume of work that Serapid is securing within the Asian region. Iain Forbester (vice president business development) stated, “The opening of the new company in Singapore and its initial resourcing reflects Serapid’s commitment to the region and the desire to provide better service and support. This is the first step towards establishing a much stronger regional presence. As well as sales and mark

 
 
jeff-mirandaAllied Professional Technologies appoints sales manager
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

USA - California based pro-AV technology distributor Allied ProTech has appointed Jeff Miranda to the role of sales manager.
Miranda brings near 15 years of experience in the professional audio industry having previously run his own integration company, and having worked in positions at TOA Electronics, Adobe systems, and most recently at Pacific AV as vice president of sales. Previous roles have included product management, applications engineering, system design, system sales, Miranda also has nearly two decades of experience as a live sound engineer mixing at many worship and entertainment venues.
“Jeff’s broad experience, not just in professional AV sales, but also as an integrator, design engineer and mixing engineer, makes him the perfect choice to join us in this new role,” explains Rik Kirby, founder of Allied ProTech. “Over the last two years our business has been growing extremely quickly, both with Linea Research amplifiers and with Luminex network switches, and we’re confident Jeff will be instrumental in continuing this growth. Having known and worked with him for many years I have firsthand knowledge and confidence that his experience will be invaluable to our partners and customers.”
Miranda will be starting with Allied ProTech immediately and will be based out of their offices in Orange County, California.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Allied ProTech and starting this next chapter in my career. Having worked with their innovative brands for the last two years I’m really looking forward to getting more

 
Neil Watson joins Sennheiser UK
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

UK - Sennheiser has appointed Neil Watson as regional marketing manager for the UK and Ireland. Watson will be responsible for ensuring the effective implementation and execution of product launches in the UK and the overall marketing strategy set out from CC&O HQ at a tactical and operational level.
Jane Craven, sales director - Enterprise Solutions Sennheiser UK, comments: “We are delighted to have Neil join our growing UK & Ireland team. His track record speaks for itself and we are certain that, with his experience, allied to our new introductions in 2019, we are going to have a fantastic year ahead marketing with our partners.”
Watson joins Sennheiser from Plantronics, where he managed channel marketing communications for UK and Ireland and developed partnerships with key industry partners, such as Microsoft.
“I am really looking forward to working for Sennheiser. As a headset aficionado, I have always admired Sennheiser’s products and the brand. I am relishing the opportunity to bring my experience from within the industry and beyond to the challenge of growing Sennheiser’s market share within the business communications space.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
arri-rental-atlgroup-shotARRI Rental grows Atlanta team
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

USA - ARRI Rental has announced two additions to the team at its Atlanta facility. Peter Fodero, who has joined as operations manager, will oversee day-to-day management of the rental operation, while new client contact Kyle Baggett will focus on excellence in customer service.
Fodero began his career as a production freelancer before joining another equipment rental house in 2011 where he held many roles, most recently as general manager.
“I’m delighted to welcome Peter and Kyle to the team,” says Peter Crithary, President ARRI Rental US Camera. “Their extensive knowledge and close connections within the creative community are a tremendous asset.”
Regional marketing executive Kelli Bingham will continue to focus on managing the company’s relationships with production and crew in Atlanta, as well as seeking new business opportunities. Working alongside her, senior field support technician Mike Sippel is part of the location support team and responsible for all camera-related products, including the ALEXA 65.
(Jim Evans)

 
smart-city-kiosk-application-imagecityISE: Peerless debuts Smart City Kiosk line
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Netherlands - Peerless-AV has announced its new, outdoor Smart City Kiosk. The Smart City Kiosk combines functionality and aesthetics and can endure the rigours of everyday use when unattended, says the company.
Four models are available in the new Smart City Kiosk line - 49" or 55" with Peerless-AV’s Xtreme High Bright Outdoor Display included (KOP2549-XHB-EUK, KOP2555-XHB-EUK), or as a kiosk enclosure only, designed for 46" or 55" Samsung OHF Displays (KOP2546-OHF-EUK, KOP2555-OHF-EUK). The new all-weather rated solution is suitable for sharing corporate or community information, travel and weather details, as well as wayfinding, advertising, entertainment and more.
“Our new Smart City Kiosk opens up many new opportunities in the outdoor AV market,” says Keith Dutch, managing director - EMEA, Peerless-AV. “We’ve received positive feedback from partners and customers for its robust yet modern design, customisation options, competitive warranties and pricing.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
ac-et-to-distribute-work-proAC-ET appointed Work Pro Audio dealer
Tuesday, 15 January 2019

UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) has been selected to provide distribution for the Valencia-based Work Pro Audio brand's range of solutions for the installations market.
AC-ET was selected by Tim Riley of Work Pro UK master distributor, Polar Audio. Under the agreement, AC-ET will supply dealers, system integrators and venues with Work Pro's range of portable PA systems & installation speakers, amplifiers & rack-mount mixers, and media players.
Steve Eaton, senior sales executive in AC-ET's audio team, comments: “We are very happy to be selected as a distributor for Work Pro, and to add yet another high quality audio brand to our portfolio. Work Pro offers a very extensive range of installation and professional audio products, meaning we can offer solutions from the brand to cover a whole host of requirements, all of which are very high quality and cost effective. We expect a lot of interest in the product range.”
Riley adds: “I appointed AC-ET as I knew their audio team would be more than qualified to specify the Work Pro products owing to their high level of technical expertise and experience supplying to these markets. In addition, I needed a company that was able to fully support the brand by offering stock on the shelf of popular lines, competitive pricing, and first class customer support at every stage from pre-sale to post-installation.”
(Jim Evans)

 
nx-2Elation brings innovation to NAMM
Tuesday, 15 January 2019

USA_ Visitors to the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Centre will be able to see some of Elation’s latest lighting innovations at Booth #11542 in Hall A.
On display – and shipping from February – will be the much-talked-about Rayzor 760, a compact yet powerful LED wash effects luminaire with SparkLED technology. SparkLED consists of 28 individual white LEDs inside the front lens that creates a unique additional layer of effect. Driven by seven, independently controlled 60W RGBW LEDs, the Rayzor 760 with wide zoom projects well-defined mid-air beams as well as an exceptionally even wash. Continuous pan & tilt rotation adds another layer of dynamic effect.
Featuring alongside the Rayzor 760 will be the Smarty Hybrid, a full-featured spot/beam/wash fixture and the most compact CMY colour mixing hybrid Elation has released to date.
Also on show will be the new Protron Eclypse, a high-powered and highly versatile hybrid LED luminaire that can multi-function as a bright blinder, powerful strobe, high-output wash light or creative eye candy effect in one. Featuring (96) 10W CREE RGBW 4-in1 LEDs with pixel zone control, strobe intensity, duration, rate and FX control, the Protron Eclypse can fill multiple requirements in the rig.
Obsidian Control Systems reports that both the powerful NX 2 and the portable NX Wing are now shipping and will showcase at NAMM.
Obsidian Control Systems is offering Capture SOLO lighting design, documentation and visualization software free with any NX Series console purchased.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
riversideStage Electrics wins Riverside Studios contract
Tuesday, 15 January 2019

UK - Stage Electrics has announced it has won a £2m contract for the supply and installation of specialist production lighting and audio-visual infrastructure for Riverside Studios, Hammersmith.
The broadcast, arts and entertainment venue closed in 2014 for demolition and redevelopment and is scheduled to fully reopen its doors again in 2019. The new 90,000 sq. ft. Riverside Studios will comprise three studios, small, medium and large, as well as public and community spaces including a two-screen cinema, rehearsal space and a number of restaurants and bars.
The design of the medium studio is particularly flexible allowing for the easy alternation between theatre, music, events and television. During the consultancy phase of the project, Stage Electrics advised on the supporting infrastructure to allow it to function as a multipurpose space. The smaller studio is intended to be mainly used as a theatrical space, with broadcast facilities being integrated into the audio-visual facility panels.
The package also includes a high-quality PA system for the public areas of the building, rigging systems for the smaller studio & the Cinema.
Starting on site in early 2019, working for main contractor, Mount Anvil, Stage Electrics’ work will facilitate the installations of the broadcast systems integrator, ATG Danmon and TV lighting hoist integrator, DeSisti.
(Jim Evans)

 
peaveyunitydr16leftmainPeavey Unity DR16 lands in the UK
Tuesday, 15 January 2019

UK - Peavey UK has confirmed the immediate availability of its new Unity DR16 16-channel digital mixer in the UK.
The first entry in the Unity Series of digital mixer products, the Unity DR16 is an expandable mixing solution that delivers professional-grade audio, controllable via the Peavey Unity Mix iOS app (an Android version is expected soon).
The Unity DR16 offers 16 inputs, with eight of those inputs boasting Peavey's Silencer mic preamps. Every input features a Priority Ducker as well as the ability to group Mute and Solo, and all of the input EQs have the Classic Peavey Mid-Morph EQ, which enables the user to easily tune in optimal tone. Also included are two assignable mic input channel Feedback Eliminators and separate Feedback Eliminators on the auxes and mains.
With four effects processors and highly advanced reverb algorithms, the Unity DR16's onboard effects are more than enough to meet the user's needs, says the company. The Unity DR16 features a mixed network configuration of up to 10 Ethernet and four Wi-Fi connections at the same time, allowing the user the flexibility and mobility to adjust the console from the stage or live room via the Peavey Unity Mix iOS app. A Unity Mix desktop app is also available for PC.
All Unity DR16 outputs feature a parametric EQ, a 31-band graphic EQ in cascade and an automatic feedback eliminator. The mixer's advanced monitoring capabilities allow selectable monitor sources, as well as the ability to leverage Aux 3/4 as stereo or mono monitor sends. An Extension Card provides the option to m

 
 
glpA-Team Plus deploys X4 Bars at Clockenflap
Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Hong Kong - Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival, which takes place annually on Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront Event Space, once again proved a major success. This year’s headliners included such names as David Byrne, Erykah Badu, Jarvis Cocker, Interpol, The Vaccines, Khalid and Wolf Alice, which delighted the crowds of more than 60,000.
GLP’s X4 Bars were pressed into action by event management and production company, A-Team Plus (HK) Ltd, who had made their first investment in the German manufacturer’s LED fixtures. They had added eight impression X4 Bar 10 battens and 16 of the longer X4 Bar 20 - all of which were specified and deployed at Clockenflap.
A-Team Plus has been the main stage supplier for a number of years. Although the stage structure this year was shipped in 15 containers from Megaforce in Germany all AV for the main stage was provided by A-Team Plus.
The company purchased the new GLP fixtures specifically for the event. “They were always keen to get them,” explains GLP Asia’s Michael Muenz.
The company was already familiar with the versatile battens, having received a demo in Hong Kong, and seen them multiple times at the Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt.
Michael Muenz recalls: “I still remember this year’s PL+S where [A-Team Plus owner] Ray Mok sent me a Whatsapp after seeing the PRG lightshow in the Festhalle with Jerry Appelt`s famous ground shaking effect. They were so excited that they wanted to see me immediately … and half an hour later, they were at our booth for further talks and a cold beer!

 
all-about-eveA happy new theatre year for White Light
Tuesday, 15 January 2019

UK - White Light is welcoming in 2019 by supplying a range of theatre shows in London’s West End as well as touring productions across the country.
Over the course of 2018, WL supplied the lighting for a variety of hit shows including the critically-acclaimed Company, The Inheritance, Young Frankenstein, The Jungle, The Pinter Season, The King and I, True West and the Oscar Wilde season. The company also continued to supply long-running hits including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Matilda, Aladdin, Tina The Musical, 42nd Street and Les Misérables.
WL’s MD Bryan Raven comments: “We had a fantastic 2018 which was one of our busiest yet. As we progress into 2019, we have hit the ground running and are looking to repeat the success of last year. Our expert Customer Service teams continue to work with designers, both established and emerging to help achieve their vision”.
In January alone, WL has supplied the lighting for Songs for Nobodies at the Ambassadors Theatre; with the company providing the lights for every single show at the venue last year. Over the next few weeks, WL will also supply All About Eve at the Noel Coward Theatre, The American Clock at the Old Vic and The Price at the Wyndham’s.
Away from the West End, WL is also supplying a range of tours. Shows that have loaded out this month so far include Rain Man, The Lady Vanishes, Abigail’s Party, Wise Children, Ghost, Art and Avenue Q.
The company is also supplying shows within London’s OffWestE

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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