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16th November 2017

K-array Create Distributed Audio for Grand Central Bar

The theme at the posh bar and cocktail lounge Campbell Apartment, located in Grand Central Terminal in New York City, centralizes on the history of its landmark status. The space was once the office of American financier John W. Campbell, a member of the New York Central Railroad's board of directors. Later used for office space, as a studio by CBS Radio and as a jail by Metro-North Railroad, the ...
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15th November 2017

PLASA Focus returns to Glasgow with over 80 brands and industry-leading programme

PLASA Focus Glasgow, Scotland’s only dedicated event for entertainment technology, returns to the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) on the 17-18 January. Free registration is now open for the show, which hosts leading international brands, networking events and a programme of seminars and workshops. Visitors will have access to over 80+ pro audio, lighting, AV, rigging and staging brands – i...
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15th November 2017

Multi-zone RCF Sound System for the new Harley-Davidson Retail Shop in Belgrade

If a good sound comes with a brand, then it's undoubtedly Harley-Davidson. Whether it be H-D biker gatherings, where the loud rock'n'roll gig is indispensable, or a Harley-Davidson retailer shop, with its distinctive interior design for soft-country or rock music... it doesn’t matter with RCF! In mid-September 2017, Harley-Davidson moved to a new and significantly larger commercial area. Ove...
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14th November 2017

QSC Nominated for Three 2018 TEC Awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement

QSC, LLC is proud to announce that it has been nominated for three individual 2018 Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards for outstanding technical achievement in product design, innovation and production for its TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer, K.2 Series Loudspeakers and Q-SYS™ Core 510i Integrated processor. Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at The NAMM Show, the...
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13th November 2017

Maverick MK Pyxis by CHAUVET Professional brings the party to MTV's TRL Revival

When MTV’s iconic TRL returned to the air on October 2, after a nine-year hiatus, it represented a homecoming of sorts for Mike Grabowski of the Lighting Design Group. Having worked on the star-studded program in the final years of its original run, Grabowski was familiar with the challenges of lighting a live show with an enormously eclectic mix of artists and programming formats. He also k...
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10th November 2017

Martin Audio goes Legally Blonde

When dBS Solutions MD, Chris Bogg, purchased a Martin Audio theatre system to tour the long-running West End success Avenue Q back in 2014, it started a relationship that persists to this day. The company's XD12 and DD6's, bought specifically for that tour, redefined the audience experience and this combination has subsequently been out on a number of theatre projects and end of year pantos. Prese...
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9th November 2017

ETC introduces ColorSource CYC

ETC’s newest addition to the ColorSource® fixture family is the ColorSource CYC. A dedicated cyclorama fixture with a sole purpose of creating beautiful, smooth washes of light on a cyclorama or wall, ColorSource CYC produces a wide range of bold colours using a unique, all-LED, five colour mix of red, green, blue, indigo, and lime.  ColorSource CYC eliminates the need to replace ex...
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8th November 2017

JBL Professional releases Line Array Calculator 3 and ArrayLink apps

JBL Professional is pleased to announce the release of the Line Array Calculator 3 and ArrayLink software applications. The updates offer several improvements and enhancements over the previous releases.  The LAC3 update includes: New modern user interface New subwoofer prediction mode including generation of delays for electronic delay steering New print preview page that includes the array...
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7th November 2017

Ricky Gervais’ Humanity world tour powered by MLA

Ricky Gervais recently performed a sell-out show at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen - just ten days after another successful gig at the Oslo Spektrum in Norway, as part of the Humanity world tour. The Humanity tour is his first new show in seven years has been wowing critics with many believing it to be his best and most considered standup. Sound reinforcement for both Nordic shows was handled by Ca...
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7th November 2017

Allen & Heath Monitoring Systems win West End approval

Olivier and Tony Award-winning sound designer Gareth Owen has recently specified an array of Allen & Heath products across three of London’s biggest theatre productions. Employed to solve the issues of personal monitoring for musicians in the West End shows, the ME-1 Personal Mixer is at the heart of the systems, which Owen has used for Wind In The Willows (London Palladium), Bat Out Of ...
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6th November 2017

Electro-Voice Evolve 50 review by Audio Technology Magazine

Six seconds. That’s how long the EV rep reckoned it would take to get the Evolve 50 set up. By the time we got the column bits unzipped and stacked, then found a spot to plug in the power cord, it was more like 60 seconds. Still, it’s quick, very quick. Quicker than any column speaker we’ve set up in the past. No cables, no shims; nothing but a magnetic pole to slip in between yo...
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3rd November 2017

ETC creates Touchscreen Station for Mosaic

A new tile has been added to ETC’s Unison Mosaic family, the new Touchscreen interface. The 4.3-inch (10.9cm) screen can be added to any Mosaic system running Mosaic software 2.4 or later, giving users a new option for monitoring and control over their installation with virtual faders, buttons, colour pickers and more.  “With the same user interface capabilities as the Tessera Con...
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2nd November 2017

165 CHAUVET Professional COLORdash Fixtures changes moods in Victoria Warehouse

After falling into disrepair in the late 20th century, one of Manchester’s most famous industrial revolution-era relics, the Victoria Warehouse, recently underwent a major restoration to begin a new life as a unique and multi-purpose cultural hub. In addition to a concert hall, the complex is home to “The Bays,” an area specifically created for the purpose of hosting corporate ev...
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2nd November 2017

Avolites provides 360° control for Arcade Fire

Multimedia entertainment studio Moment Factory and lighting designer Christopher Bushell are the creatives behind Indie music heavyweights Arcade Fire's 'most ambitious production to date' - the Infinite Content tour. Bushell, who worked closely with Creative Director Tarik Mikou from Moment Factory on the production, is using an Avolites Sapphire Touch and Titan v10.1 app to control the envelopin...
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1st November 2017

K-array Audio Solutions Made in Tuscany for Concept Store in Milan

Tuscany recently expanded its boundaries with the Milan opening of Toscanino, a concept store developed with the intent to spread Tuscan culture, values and traditions outside of its region. Created to meet the growing demand for quality, Toscanino promotes and cultivates items made in Tuscany around the globe by providing top-of-the-line products and craftsmanship typical from the region, manufac...
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31st October 2017

Funfear and The Howl

The Howl Scream Park made its annual return to Mead Open Farm for 13 nights of terror in October, where the likes of Topper the Clown and Grandma Lycanthrope waited to greet you with rotting arms. FunFear are a team of experienced engineers, technicians and designers who specialise in creating innovative Halloween attractions and for the past 3 years, they have been in charge of turning the much l...
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31st October 2017

K-array Impresses at Dublin Seminar

Ireland’s first dedicated K-array seminar has been hailed as a success, bringing together leading systems integrators, AV suppliers and audio engineers to experience a broad range of unique K-array technologies. Jointly hosted by UK distributor 2B Heard and Irish dealer Professional Audio Ltd (PAL), the event offered a full day of demonstrations ranging from loudspeakers so discreet that the...
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30th October 2017

Meet the DM-40BT Bluetooth® desktop monitor speakers by Pioneer DJ

The DM-40BT/DM-40BT-W active speakers create a versatile home set-up, producing a rich, balanced sound that’s ideal for producing and DJing. Drawing on our professional speaker technology, we’ve packed the compact speakers with Bluetooth® wireless technology, support for the high-quality Qualcomm® aptX™ audio codec, and AAC support. The Groove Technology inherited from ou...
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27th October 2017

Martin by HARMAN Facilitates Interactive Media Facades

1200+ Martin Exterior PixLine 20 convert department store facades into artistic, urban fix points that support corporate branding and engage passersby.  "We wanted a permanent facade lighting solution for our two department stores to raise awareness in the cityscape which at the same time would allow us to interact with passersby" says Salling Design Manager, Jens Severin. Via a total of 1241...
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26th October 2017

K-array Column Speakers Combat Reverberation in Historic Florentine Hall

The famed Salone dei 500 of Palazzo Vecchio has long held great importance for the city of Florence. Measuring 54 meters long, 23 meters wide, and 18 meters high, it is the largest and most important room in terms of artistic and historic value in the old place and the largest room in Italy made for a civil power palace. Originally built during the Renaissance to host meetings for representatives ...
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26th October 2017

QSC have announced the release of the TouchMix-30 Pro Microsoft Windows® Driver

Attention Windows Users. Announcing the release of the TouchMix-30 Pro Microsoft Windows® Driver. The new driver provides Windows users with the capability to utilize the TouchMix-30 Pro as a high fidelity, studio-grade 32 x 32 channel DAW interface. Previously, this functionality was only available to users of macOS® systems. The TouchMix-30 Pro has always been a very versatile and powerf...
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25th October 2017

BPM | PRO shuts its Doors as Organisers Launch Four New Market-Focused Shows

After over a decade of successful shows, Marked Events has announced the closure of its flagship BPM | PRO event along with the arrival of four new shows focused on different areas of the entertainment technology industry. The landmark event, which started life as the DJ-focussed BPM back in 2007, has grown into a full-scale entertainment technology show, putting millions of pounds back into the i...
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24th October 2017

ADJ Helps Pump Up the Atmosphere at the Biggest Little Club in Reno

Known as ‘the biggest little city in the world’ Reno may not offer glitz and glamor on the scale of Nevada’s most famous destination, Las Vegas, but it does have a thriving nightlife scene. With a wide range of casinos, restaurants, lounges, bars, and clubs, locals and tourists alike have lots of choice on a night out. However, when it gets late and all of these venues start to c...
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23rd October 2017

ETC adds features to Unison Echo systems

ETC’s Unison Echo family just got more powerful. A new operating software adds customer-requested features to the architectural control system, including tunable white and sequence control for the Echo DMX Scene Controller, and more. “The latest Echo software expands the functionality of Echo in exciting directions and includes new features that our customers have directly asked for,&r...
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20th October 2017

HARMAN Helps Vietnam’s Central Circus Theatre Continue a Tradition of Excellence

Located in the Hai Ba Trung district and founded in 1956, the Central Circus Theatre is the oldest circus in Vietnam. The theatre hosts five to seven performances per week by its own Vietnam Circus Federation, as well as occasional visits from international troupes. In order to enhance the facility’s sound quality and provide a more immersive performance experience for audiences, the Central...
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