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19th January 2018

Sennheiser to launch Evolution Wireless G4 at NAMM

With the launch of the evolution wireless G4 series and two brand-new XS Wireless 1 Dual Sets, audio specialist Sennheiser is bringing a wide portfolio of exciting new wireless solutions to NAMM. Meanwhile leading studio microphone manufacturer Neumann is presenting a re-issue of the U 67, the quintessential studio workhorse of the 1960s. But it is not all about products: The Sennheiser and Neuman...
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16th January 2018

ChamSys celebrates the New Year in style at London's Annual Firework Display

London saw in the New Year with a world-class spectacular firework display. Jack Morton Worldwide, the global brand experience agency, created the experience – an event which it has conceived and produced for fourteen consecutive years. Contributing to this year’s event was a ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium console, which was used by lighting programmer Paul Cook to control the 18-univers...
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16th January 2018

Meet the DDJ-1000 controller by Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ have created a new DJ controller for dedicated use with their professional performance application, rekordbox dj. The 4-channel DDJ-1000 is designed to help you get the most from the new features coming to rekordbox dj following the release of the latest version of rekordbox (ver 5.1). The upgraded software will be available to download on 18th January 2018.  The DDJ-1000 offers th...
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16th January 2018

Sun, Sea, Sand And Sound - Premier Bali Beach Club Invests In Yamaha

As we say goodbye to the old year and hello to the new, thoughts of those in the northern hemisphere inevitably turn forward towards summer, sunshine and holidays. And where better to enjoy them than at Finn's Beach Club in Bali, where a new Yamaha audio installation is helping to deliver the best possible customer experience? Located 10 minutes from Seminyak, one of the best-known tourist areas o...
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11th January 2018

Soundcraft are pleased to announce the availability of software release v6.4 for Vi consoles

Software release v6.4 for all Vi1000, 2000, 3000, 5000, 7000 and Vi200/400/600 consoles. This release includes several major new features which provide significant workflow enhancement to these Vi consoles: Autocomplete Patching Strip Lock: Lock fader strips or a temporary bay in place on the surface User Layers in Snapshots, with Isolation and Scope control Direct Output Gain Stabilisation Sennh...
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10th January 2018

Sean Denny Accents Chicago Skyline with CHAUVET DJ Festoon

In a city known for serving up great sights, few settings offer vistas quite as memorable as the SkyDeck at Lacuna Lofts. Although it sits only five stories above the ground atop a 120-year-old former macaroni factory in the hip Pilsen Art District, the deck towers over its South Side surroundings, thus providing visitors with a unique vantage point from which to enjoy a clear, unobstructed view o...
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10th January 2018

The Time Is Now for Avolites with Craig David

When recording artist Craig David brought his renowned TS5 gig to Brixton O2 Academy in November, he called once again on long-standing collaborator Stephen Abbiss to add his own creative touch to the accompanying lighting and set design.  Favouring live lighting control over playback, Abbiss selected British lighting controls manufacturer Avolites and its Arena console, running the latest Ti...
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9th January 2018

Contemporary worship music goes with NEXO

Lawton First Assembly, located in Lawton, Oklahoma, is a church which enjoys its music, contemporary and band-driven. It has recently refurbished all its audio-visual systems to a high standard and an affordable budget, installing NEXO GEO S line arrays, and extensive NEXO and Yamaha audio products. Lawton First Assembly has a 10-year history with AGI Professional of Eugene, Oregon. Senior Pastor ...
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8th January 2018

QSC Celebrates 50 Years and Forward

1968 was a year of seismic change across the globe. Fifty years ago, unrest was fueled by civil rights movements in the United States and protests and revolutions in Europe. Technological innovations included the introduction of the 747 jumbo jet and the first humans to orbit the moon, in Apollo 8. In music, as the Beatles sang ‘Hey Jude’ and the Rolling Stones rocked ‘Jumping Ja...
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8th January 2018

JBL EON ONE PRO rechargeable all-in-one portable PA system now available

HARMAN Professional Solutions have unveiled the JBL EON ONE PRO rechargeable portable personal linear-array P.A. system. Created by the world leaders in loudspeaker and line array technology, the EON ONE Pro combines the superior sound quality of a professional system with the convenience and portability of a self-contained, battery-powered solution. Featuring Bluetooth® audio, an eight-channe...
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5th January 2018

CHAUVET Professional Maverick Creates Memorable Looks at Green Love Festival

Perched along the banks of the Danube River some 60 miles from the hustle and bustle of capital Belgrade, the city of Novi Sad has been traditionally renowned for its relaxed and welcoming character. In recent years, however, the local character of Novi Sad has expanded by a collection of locally hosted, but internationally renowned music festivals, including the infamous “Exit” and th...
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5th January 2018

Panto and Pitch-Perfect Pupils: Yamaha Brings Christmas To Perth

In venues the length and breadth of the UK, Christmas concerts and the grand tradition of pantomime are getting thousands of people into the festive spirit. Yamaha mixing consoles are at the heart of many, with no less than six hard at work in Perth, Scotland. Opened in 2005, Perth Concert Hall is a truly modern, multipurpose venue. Amongst many innovations, the main Gannochy Auditorium features m...
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3rd January 2018

Martin Audio MLA Wins War on Drugs

The unique multi-cellular controllability of Martin Audio's award-winning MLA was put to the test recently at the notoriously difficult Alexandra Palace, when The War on Drugs played to a 10,000 sell-out crowd. The American indie six piece rock band, fronted by Adam Granduciel, were promoting their fourth album A Deeper Understanding - and fortunately their FOH engineer Bob Strakele had prior expe...
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20th December 2017

Doughty and Ridge light BBC mast at Alexandra Palace

Doughty Engineering has worked alongside property and construction consultants Ridge to provide a permanent lighting installation for the transmitter mast at Alexandra Palace. Renowned worldwide as the birthplace of television, Alexandra Palace remained the major production centre for BBC television from 1936 until the early 1950s, except during the Second World War. While no broadcasts now take p...
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20th December 2017

ETC and Echoflex take balloon museum to new heights

The Balloon Museum’s Great Hall The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum in Albuquerque showcases the beauty, ingenuity and history of lighter-than-air flight in a building that has become a beloved landmark in its hometown. Thanks to new control products from ETC and their partner Echoflex Solutions they were able to modernize their lighting control, offering a dynamic ...
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19th December 2017

Martin Audio joins the Circus at TWSTD Festival Skegness

Billed as the UK's biggest indoor winter music festival, taking place at Butlins' large holiday camp in Skegness, TWSTD Festival runs over two back-to-back weekends. This year's event was dubbed Circus 2017 (which reflected its theme) and Martin Audio partner Stage Audio Services (SAS), who have regularly serviced the event under its different guises fielded their MLA Compact PA. Contracted by lea...
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18th December 2017

CHAUVET Professional Warms Up Bryant Park Winter Village

Home Alone, Scrooged, Miracle on 34th Street…there’s a reason why so many holiday film classics, from comedies to love stories, are set in Manhattan. A certain magic seems to happen every year on the city’s bustling streets when the temperatures drop and the snowflakes fall. Maybe that’s why New Yorkers have eagerly embraced seasonal attractions like the popular Bryant Par...
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14th December 2017

Avolites in control at Queensferry Opening

Two Avolites Quartz consoles running the latest Titan 10.1 software were used by Scottish lighting, sound and AV specialist Black Light to control the ‘surprise’ lighting spectacular at the ceremonial handover of the new £1.35 billion Queensferry Crossing, the UK’s tallest bridge.  The ceremony took place one week before the bridge’s official opening on 4 Septemb...
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13th December 2017

Free warranty extension for XPRS Series active speakers by Pioneer Audio

Up to 7 years of free repairs in various regions including Europe and North America. Claim your XPRS warranty extension certificate today. Pioneer Pro Audio is extending the free warranty period for the popular XPRS Series active speakers. You can now receive up to seven years of cover by registering your products online. Since the launch of the XPRS Series in early 2016, the compact, high-powered...
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13th December 2017

QSC TouchMix-30 Pro brings sound to French chateau

The Château de Grignan in the south of France has become well-known for its magical summer outdoor night festivals, attracting more than 30,000 spectators each year. This past summer, the Pietragalla-Derouault theatre company presented its unique dance and theatre adaptation of Alfred de Musset’s French play Lorenzaccio in the open air in front of the façade of the castle. Sound...
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12th December 2017

NOW IN STOCK - NEW ELX200 PORTABLE LOUDSPEAKER SERIES FROM ELECTRO-VOICE

All aspects of each ELX200 model work together seamlessly to deliver heavyweight performance in a lightweight package. Integrated efficient Class-D power amplifiers provide distortion-free maximum sound pressure levels utilizing high-sensitivity transducers – all designed and engineered by Electro-Voice. System reliability is verified via rigorous endurance testing of the custom internal com...
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12th December 2017

Northumbria University students union standardises on RCF

Based in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the Students Union at Northumbria University boasts excellent campus facilities. Following a series of upgrades in the past 12 months all the principal Student Union (NSU) spaces have been equipped with premium RCF sound systems. This applies to Reds Bar, with its leather upholstered booth seating and full 300-capacity performance stage, which can accommo...
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12th December 2017

Introducing MAC Encore Wash by Martin Professional

Full-featured, whisper-silent LED moving head delivers wash light quality and consistent performance levels never seen before in an LED-based stage lighting unit.  We are proud to announce the launch of the Martin MAC Encore™ Wash, the soft edged companion to the MAC Encore Performance that took the lighting industry by storm. Designed to produce premium white light in a wide variety of...
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11th December 2017

New Covenant embraces Allen & Heath for Worship, Brodcast and Monitors

New Covenant Christian Ministries, Lithonia, Georgia, is a thriving non-denominational church with an active music ministry supported by an Allen & Heath dLive S Class at front of house, a GLD-80 for broadcast and ME-1 Personal Monitors for the on-stage musicians. When New Covenant’s older FOH digital mixer developed maintenance issues, dB Integrations of Gainesville, Georgia loaned the ...
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8th December 2017

Zero 88 Release ZerOS 7.9.3 including RigSync for FLX Consoles

On 6th November 2017, Zero 88 released a major new software update for their ZerOS lighting consoles, 7.9.3.  The new software includes a vast amount of new features including a revamped patching process, quicker and easier to use offset features for effects, Guidance for FLX S and the ability to import manufacture specific data from ETC consoles using USITT ASCII file formats.  Within 7...
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