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AUX Media Group builds XR stage in Singapore with ROE Visual

20/08/2021

Absen’s Aries MiniLED provides backbone for virtual studio

20/08/2021

Genelec equips residential project in Sipoo

19/08/2021

Transformation Church upgrades with Ayrton Levante

18/08/2021

Johann Lafer kocht mit Prolights EclPanel TWCJr

16/08/2021

Light art installation at CC NL equipped with Elation luminaires

16/08/2021

Dynacord and Electro-Voice deliver sound at 24 Market Street bar and club

13/08/2021

Lighthouse Church renewal with AVLX and Elation

11/08/2021

DAS Audio loudspeakers deployed at NVT Rancho Saloon

02/08/2021

Stage Audio Works implements Pixel Plus LED solution for Namibian Prime Ministerial Office Chamber

02/08/2021

Petofi Literary Museum equipped with Chauvet fixtures

20/07/2021

Northlands outdoor shows provided with Chauvet fixtures

16/07/2021

Anolis shows Nottingham Castle in new light

15/07/2021

Yamaha audio system installed at Congress Centrum Ulm

12/07/2021

TVOne OneRack provides mission critical reliability for United Launch Alliance

12/07/2021

Staatsschauspiel Dresden investiert in Robe T1

09/07/2021

DAS Audio loudspeakers invigorate services at Epic Church International

09/07/2021

Jack Singer Concert Hall upgrades with DiGiCo Quantum

08/07/2021

Meistersingerhalle erneuert Beleuchtung mit VisionTwo

07/07/2021

Ambion setzt Elation-KL-Panels im Studio und für mobile Produktionen ein

05/07/2021

Audico installiert fast 300 Elation Fuze Pendant in der Stadthalle von Tampere

02/07/2021

Staatstheater Mainz verwendet Shures TwinPlex-Lavaliermikrofone

30/06/2021

XR Stage selects ROE Visual for new ICVFX studio

28/06/2021

Meyer-Sound-Lina-System in City Winery New York installiert

28/06/2021

Luxibel B Panels im neuen Studio von Nürburgring.tv

28/06/2021

AUX Media Group builds XR stage in Singapore with ROE Visual

AUX Media Group builds XR stage in Singapore with ROE Visual
AUX Media Group builds XR stage in Singapore with ROE Visual

As a creative content development company in events management and media, AUX Media Group is dedicated to creating brand experiences for its customers through immersive engagement.

 

AUX Immersive Studio, Singapore’s first extended reality studio, was launched at the end of last year. The studio, featuring advanced XR facilities, was built with technical support from ROE Visual.

 

The LED floor, measuring 6 x 6 meters, is composed of Black Marble BM4, the LED wall, measuring 12 x 3.5 meters, consists of Diamond DM 2.6 LED panels. The Diamond LED panels use Brompton LED processing and were calibrated using Brompton’s Hydra system for dynamic calibration and full HDR.

 

(Photos: AUX Media Group/ROE Visual)

 

www.roevisual.com

www.aux.com.sg

 

Absen’s Aries MiniLED provides backbone for virtual studio

When the pandemic hit, Scotland-based Catalyst Event Production Services (CEPS) wanted to create a flexible solution to continue to offer their event production services to customers whilst also adhering to the pandemic’s limitations: Catalyst Connect was created in a 200 sqm space hosting a 50 sqm presentation stage with an LED backdrop in the heart of their Perth-based offices.

 

When designing Catalyst Connect, the company wanted to be able to offer a fully customisable solution, with professional audio, lighting and 4K video systems. The virtual studio needed to not only cater for online and in person presenters, appropriated socially distanced, but also be capable of hosting livestreams, broadcast recordings as well as live voting. To achieve this, CEPS opted for Absen’s Aries 1.5 MiniLED purchased from UK-based distributor PSCo.

 

Cataylst Connect has been operating successfully since August 2020. “We’ve had a regular stream of work from companies wanting to elevate their virtual presentations to match their existing brand values and to overcome the limitations of webinars from home offices”, says Graeme Craig, CEPS’s managing director.

 

(Photos: Catalyst Event Production Services)

 

www.absen-europe.com

 

Genelec equips residential project in Sipoo

Genelec equips residential project in Sipoo
Genelec equips residential project in Sipoo

For some years now, Finnish loudspeaker manufacturer Genelec has been in partnership with a number of Finnish homebuilders. A recent installation was for a client in Sipoo to the east of Helsinki, whose new-build property features a number of active loudspeakers from Genelec’s dedicated home speaker range.

 

The system was designed according to the customer’s wishes by Tomi Hyvärinen from AV sales and integration specialists HifiStudio in Helsinki - who also supplied and installed it - and Genelec’s domestic sales manager Markku Syrjäpalo.

 

“The customer wanted a background music system for the large open plan kitchen and living area on the ground floor”, describes Hyvärinen. “We installed a pair of Genelec G Three loudspeakers on the front edge of the mezzanine above the kitchen area.”

 

The whole ceiling has been acoustically treated with Konto acoustic panels, resulting in moderate reverberation times throughout. Outside, the covered, heated terrace has two Genelec AIW25 architectural loudspeakers in the ceiling. A Sonos Port streaming device in each area handles source selection and control. The ground floor also houses a gym for CrossFit workouts. A pair of G Threes controlled by a Sonus Port deliver audio there.

 

Upstairs, the TV/cinema room has also been acoustically treated with heavy acoustic drapes from Karlevy, a Finnish company dedicated to the design and manufacture of acoustic drapes and fixings from natural fibres. The curtains mask the glass doors opening out onto the roof terrace. A pair of Genelec G Four loudspeakers deliver the reproduction of music and movie productions.

 

If required, the space may be completely opened out to provide sound for the upper floor terrace as well. As with the other audio zones, control is provided via a Sonus Port multiroom streaming unit enabling the sound from the TV to be streamed anywhere in the house.

 

(Photos: Teemu Oksanen)

 

www.genelec.com

 

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Transformation Church upgrades with Ayrton Levante

Transformation Church upgrades with Ayrton Levante
Transformation Church upgrades with Ayrton Levante

Transformation Church (TC), located near Charlotte, South Carolina, has added Ayrton Levante fixtures to its inventory of equipment used in producing worship services. Levante fixtures are a miniaturized version of Ayrton’s Bora wash light.

 

Zach McCrorey, lighting designer and production director at TC, removed all incandescent fixtures to make room for seven Levante units. TC acquired the Levante fixtures from SES Integration, a division of Special Event Services located in North Carolina.

 

(Photos: Ayrton)

 

www.ayrton.eu

 

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Johann Lafer kocht mit Prolights EclPanel TWCJr

Johann Lafer kocht mit Prolights EclPanel TWCJr

Johann Lafer, österreichischer Koch, Unternehmer und Sachbuchautor, hat jüngst sein eigenes TV-Kochstudio mit Prolights EclPanel TWCJr ausgestattet. Für die Installation war die Eurolight GmbH aus Ingelheim zuständig.

 

Das EclPanel TWCJr bietet eine weite Palette an Farben sowie Weißtöne vom warmen bis in den kalten Farbtemperaturbereich, mit Farbwiedergabewerten von CRI >90 und TLCI >92. Neben der Steuerung per DMX oder W-DMX ermöglicht das EclPanel TWCJr auch die Einstellung direkt am Gerät.

 

Es steht unter anderem ein Modus zur Verfügung, in dem das Gerät segmentweise gesteuert werden kann. Dabei lassen sich diverse vorprogrammierte und anpassbare Effekte abrufen.

 

(Foto: Prolights/Lightpower)

 

www.lightpower.de

 

Light art installation at CC NL equipped with Elation luminaires

Light art installation at CC NL equipped with Elation luminaires
Light art installation at CC NL equipped with Elation luminaires

Four different museums in The Netherlands, including the Rijksmuseum, use the new Collection Center of the Netherlands (CC NL) as a storehouse for a large proportion of their collections. The art archive also features a permanent light installation across multiple facades of the building created by light artist Herman Kuijer using 28 Elation Proteus Rayzor 760 moving heads.

 

The four-story, nearly 25-meter high storage facility is located in the city of Amersfoort. The building’s facade is made of Kalzip aluminum with vertical seams that create extra shades. Lined along multiple sides of the building and mounted on steel bases produced by CMS (Custom Made Steelproducts) of the Netherlands, the Proteus Rayzor 760 fixtures project beams of soft white light that move very slowly in random directions across the building’s exterior. Variations in the direction and intensity of the light, as well as the expanse of the beams and the slow speed of their motion, give rise to ever-changing compositions.

 

The art installation, which debuted on 20 January 2021, is visible every morning and evening. Some 3,700 square meters of solar panels make the building completely energy self-sufficient - an energy source that also powers the light art installation.

 

The Elation lights were supplied via Output of Den Bosch (Netherlands) and installation was realized by Vidi-Square from Zandhoven in Belgium. “Vidi-Square put me in contact with Painting with Light whose Jeroen Opsteyn did the programming for me”, says Kuijer. “We first prepared the programming on screen in their studio then executed the final programming on site.”

 

(Photos: Rijksmuseum/Cris Langemeijer)

 

www.elationlighting.com

 

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Dynacord and Electro-Voice deliver sound at 24 Market Street bar and club

Located in the British midlands town of Lichfield, bar and club 24 Market Street recently worked with their long-time AV partners SLLFX and the UK team from Dynacord and Electro-Voice on an audio upgrade, completed as part of a wider refurbishment.

 

A prerequisite of the project was the ability to switch between background music during the day and high-output club sound for weekends and special events. Sonicue was used to design a double-duty loudspeaker deployment: 12 Evid 4.2 surface-mount models and an Evid-S10.1 surface-mount subwoofer to cover the bar area; three EVF-1122D/64 with a pair of EVF-2151D dual-15” subwoofers to cover the club area.

 

All the loudspeakers are performance-optimized via dedicated settings. Dynacord C series dual-channel amplifiers power the Evids, with two C1300FDi for the 4.2s and one channel from a C1800FDi for the S10.1 sub. A single IPX20:4 four-channel amplifier handles the EVF club system, with three of its 5000 W channels driving the tops and the fourth for the two subs. Processing for the amps is managed via Sonicue.

 

A key element is the use of the TPC-1 touch screen controller with the MXE5 matrix mix engine, both new from Dynacord. While the MXE5 manages loudspeaker processing across the venue’s two main sections and four independent audio zones, the TPC-1 provides a single point of control for the entire system. Equipped with a high-resolution 5.7” display, the TPC-1 allows integrators to create customized apps to control MXE series matrices. Sonicue was also used for logic control and processing on the MXE5.

 

www.dynacord.com

www.electrovoice.com

 

Lighthouse Church renewal with AVLX and Elation

When Lighthouse Church’s main building laid in ruins after Hurricane Michael ripped through Panama City Beach, Florida, in October 2018, parishioners were forced to meet in the church’s children’s building until a more suitable space was found. That new location, a former theater that was gutted and extensively renovated into a new campus and Worship Center, opened in early June of this year.

 

Production and systems integration firm AVLX of Franklin, Tennessee, was called on to design and install audio, video and lighting systems for the new church campus and turned to an all Elation rig featuring Fuze Series luminaires. AVLX system designer Joey Riggins completed the full system designs with AVLX’s Erik Parker handling lighting design for the Worship Center stage.

 

“We designed a package that gave them a variety of washes, beams and battens, plus house pendant lights. We went heavy on the Fuze series”, says Riggins. “The creative use of dynamic house lights can reinforce the service and engage the audience to participate in the experience. And of course, they also raise the aesthetic of a space.” With that in mind, 52 Fuze Pendant downlighting fixtures were installed over the seating at Lighthouse Church.

 

Having previously specified Fuze series luminaires for churches closer to home in Nashville, AVLX again turned to the series for Lighthouse’s sanctuary stage, the focal point of the 850-seat space. Mounted above the stage on a pipe grid are 6 Fuze SFX Spot FX moving heads, 6 Fuze Wash Z350 PAR moving heads, and 11 Fuze PAR Z175. Ten SixBar 1000 color changing battens add wash looks from a floor position while 12 WW Profile HP ellipsoidals work from positions at FOH.

 

With new entertainment technology systems, Lighthouse Church’s Worship Center operates as a venue that can serve a variety of needs - live broadcast, special event, conference, play, or concert - as well as the ministry’s weekly services.

 

(Photos: Clyde B. Laster/Elation Professional/AVLX)

 

www.elationlighting.com

www.avlx.com

 

DAS Audio loudspeakers deployed at NVT Rancho Saloon

DAS Audio loudspeakers deployed at NVT Rancho Saloon

The NVT Rancho Saloon in Alvin, Texas, is a place to hold one’s wedding reception, Quinceañera, company party, or similar type of event. To ensure that all announcements, music performances, and other activities are clearly heard by those in attendance, company management recently had a new sound reinforcement system installed that utilizes loudspeakers drawn from the Event Series catalog of DAS Audio.

 

Lonestar Sound Solutions LLC of Houston, TX, was contracted to design and deploy the new sound system at the NVT Rancho Saloon. Mike O’Dowd, Lonestar Sound Solutions’ President, was actively involved in the design and product specification process for the new SR system.

 

“The NVT Rancho Saloon is a facility to hold a wide range of events”, he says. “The room measures 70 feet long by 50 feet wide, with a ceiling height of 16 feet. The stage is in the left rear corner of the space and the dance floor occupies the center of the room.”

 

At the rear wall, which faces into the length of the room, O’Dowd and his team flew two clusters - left and right - with each hang consisting of six DAS Event-26A powered line array enclosures augmented by two Event-115A active front-loaded subwoofers positioned at the top of each hang.

 

(Photo: DAS Audio)

 

www.dasaudio.com

 

Stage Audio Works implements Pixel Plus LED solution for Namibian Prime Ministerial Office Chamber

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is at the apex of the system of government in the Republic of Namibia. A historical building in the Namibian capital of Windhoek, OPM houses the first Cabinet Chamber and the Constitution Room, in which most of the country’s legislatures were drafted.

 

The government recently elected to augment the Cabinet Chamber with a new sound reinforcement and visual display system. Gadgets Namibia Solutions were asked to source an appropriate solution, which they did through Stage Audio Works (SAW) Namibia.

 

“The multilevel and oval shaped seating arrangement made it impossible to implement a traditional projector and screen solution”, says Joppie Maritz of SAW Namibia. SAW, in consultation with Gadgets Namibia, designed and installed a customised solution based on Pixel Plus LED screens, a Novastar LED controller, Sennheiser TeamConnect 2 ceiling microphones, Audac loudspeakers and a Taiden digital conference microphone system. Video routing and switching is via Atlona with Q-Sys control for on/off and source selection.

 

“We mounted two Pixel Plus Xcell-i screens on opposite walls of the uppermost level. We chose a pixel pitch of 1.83 mm and used custom mounts for the installation”, says Maritz. For the comfort monitor cluster in the central area, which serves the lower level, they supplied four Samsung 65-inch UHD TV screens in custom Stage Plus screen trolleys, designed and built by the in-house manufacturing division for easy rearranging when required.

 

For the audio part, SAW installed a Taiden digital conference microphone system for each of the delegates on the lower level. Speech intelligibility for the upper gallery is enhanced with a pair of Sennheiser TT2 ceiling microphones and sound reinforcement overall is handled by eight discreetly mounted Audac WX502 loudspeakers. QSC Q-Sys control via a touchscreen handles source selection and powering all active equipment on/off. Multiple motion sensors in the room allow the system to switch itself off when not in use after a predefined period.

 

(Photos: Sonja Kilian Art and Photography/Taiden/Stage Audio Works)

 

www.stageaudioworks.com

 

Petofi Literary Museum equipped with Chauvet fixtures

Petofi Literary Museum equipped with Chauvet fixtures
Petofi Literary Museum equipped with Chauvet fixtures

The Petofi Literary Museum is located in the neoclassical Károlyi Palace in Budapest, Hungary. Inside, it houses an extensive collection of national art and literature in addition to hosting a wide range of programs including lectures, dramatic readings, and musical performances in its ceremonial hall.

 

Helping the museum meet the diverse demands of the events it hosts at its hall, which can accommodate 60-120 people, is a new AV system installed by Chromasound Zrt. Providing stage and key lighting in the classically decorated 120-square meter, five-window room is a collection of Chauvet Professional Ovation F-265WW Fresnel and Ovation E-260WW ellipsoidal fixtures.

 

In addition to being more environmentally friendly than the old incandescent fixtures they replaced, the new LED units give the active venue greater flexibility when lighting events. The Fresnel units light the 6-meter by 3-meter stage from front and back angles. Usually, the Ovation fixtures are positioned in pairs on either side of the room. However, the configuration of the newly installed units is rearranged for different events to maximize their effect.

 

(Photos: Chauvet Professional)

 

www.chauvetprofessional.com

 

Northlands outdoor shows provided with Chauvet fixtures

Northlands outdoor shows provided with Chauvet fixtures

Last July, in the middle of the pandemic, Northlands - a concert venue in Swanzey, New Hampshire - began life as “Drive In Live”, offering fans a chance to enjoy live music from their cars. Today, with lockdown restriction easing, the site changed its name and policy, allowing customers to take in shows by national acts from 10’ x 10’ pods following CDC safety protocols.

 

For this season, the lighting rig has been upgraded with the addition of eight Chauvet Professional Maverick Storm 1 Wash fixtures. “As an outdoor venue, we placed a lot of importance on the Storm 1 Wash’s IP65 rating”, says Brian Courchine, lighting designer at Northlands, noting that the RGBW units are hung on downstage truss.

 

In addition to the new Storm 1 Wash units, the Northland rig features Rogue R1X Spot fixtures (split evenly between mid and upstage truss) and Rogue R1 Washes, evenly spaced on upstage truss. “We added the Rogue R1 Wash late last season”, says Courchine. “Other than the addition of the Mavericks this year, we kept last season’s rig in place, but rearranged things based on our experience.”

 

“I’ve had the opportunity to run lights for a little over half the acts coming through”, he adds. “The rest of the shows are run by old and new friends who visit with their bands.” Courchine has kept his house rig clean to make it easier to adjust to different styles. “Last year we had some fixtures on the deck, but this year we decided to keep the deck clear and fly everything for the sake of greater flexibility”, he says.

 

Upstream Sound & More supplied the monitor boards and lighting, and Paddle Out Productions is the provider of FOH and the PA system at Northlands. Courchine also credits M.E. Productions for “making all this all happen and keeping lot of good people employed throughout the pandemic”.

 

(Photos: Chauvet Professional)

 

www.chauvetprofessional.com

 

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Anolis shows Nottingham Castle in new light

The UK’s landmark Nottingham Castle reopened in June 2021 following a £30 million refurbishment which started in 2018. Part of the new look is an Anolis exterior LED lighting scheme illuminating all four sides of the building, comprising 17 x Anolis Divine 160 fixtures which was designed by Ian Forrow of IJF Lighting and commissioned by On Event Production from Castle Donnington. Electrical installation and fixtures were supplied by Amptron Electrical Services Ltd who were the appointed electrical contractor for the whole project which included the external lighting.

 

On Event Production is the technical supplier for the local council’s city hall building, Nottingham Council House, and was asked to consult on renewing the Castle lighting by Richard Hamblin, who has co-ordinated and run the Nottingham Castle renovation project for the City Council. On Event’s own project manager Alex Tweedie explains that the brief from Hamblin was to replace the old metal halide lighting scheme. Anolis was selected as the lighting provider.

 

The Anolis Divine 160 fixtures are installed in new lighting positions, some similar in location to the previous lights around the four facades of the building. The building can be instantly transformed into alternative colours or colour schemes as the units can be run in four separate zones if needed. Each Divine is fitted with a cowl to reduce light spill into the sky and surrounding area.

 

The 17 x Divine 160s are all in close range to the building and cover its substantial dimensions. Custom optics were needed for some Divine units to ensure the best coverage, especially those on the north side facade where the fixtures lighting the main wall are positioned on the roof of a lower section of the building. The Divine 160s are controlled via a Pharos TPC and EXT, and the system has a custom touch screen for users within the castle that can also be remotely accessed by the team at On Events without attending site.

 

For additional flexibility, the Castle lights are running via Art-Net and can be connected to an external controller e.g., one that might be controlling a concert or an event show lighting system, allowing them to be synched. They can also be aligned with the nearby Council House’s lighting scheme for special events like New Year’s Eve and the city’s annual Light Night. The default nightly setting for the lights is a slightly warm white, a bit of a tungsten touch that blends with and complements the yellow sandstone of the walls.

 

(Photos: Lindsay Cave/Paul Clarke, paulclarke.com/Louise Stickland)

 

www.anolis.com

www.robe.cz

 

Yamaha audio system installed at Congress Centrum Ulm

Located on the banks of the Danube river, in central southern Germany, the city of Ulm is an economic centre for eastern Baden-Württemberg and western Bavaria. Recently a new audio system was installed at Congress Centrum Ulm (CCU), the main city centre venue for corporate events and entertainment, with a Yamaha solution chosen for mixing and control.

 

Attached to the Maritim Hotel, Congress Centrum Ulm (CCU) features two main auditoriums, Einstein Saal and the smaller Kepler Saal, both with adjacent foyers, plus the outdoor Gartensaal. Einstein Saal can host gatherings of up to 1500 people, with Einsteinfoyer able to accommodate a similar number for stand-up receptions.

 

The upgrade to the audio system took place during a short pause in Germany’s COVID-19 lockdown. Karlsruhe-based Fein.Media GmbH was contracted to design and install the system, which featured an MTX5-D matrix processor for central system control and routing, with a QL5 digital mixing console and Rio1608-D2 I/O rack installed in the Einstein Saal.

 

The entire system was installed on a Dante network, with an MCP1 wall-mount panel providing straightforward control for venue staff. “The system covers the main Einstein Saal, its foyer and there are additional delay lines to relay background music, announcements and event audio throughout CCU”, says Frank Müller, proprietor of Fein.Media.

 

www.yamahaproaudio.com

 

TVOne OneRack provides mission critical reliability for United Launch Alliance

TVOne’s OneRack mounting system has taken on one of its most mission critical applications to date after being installed at America’s United Launch Alliance sites, which provide rocket launch services for NASA spacecraft.

 

One of the most recent high-profile take-offs was NASA’s Perseverance mission to Mars on United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket. This event attracted international attention, especially as the Perseverance rover landed safely on the Red Planet in February this year to hunt for microbial life.

 

At Perseverance’s launch in July 2020, United Launch Alliance’s two sites at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida and California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base had more than thirty of TVOne’s OneRack units installed and in play. Indeed, all of ULA’s recent launches for NASA have used OneRack as part of its technology systems and will continue to do so.

 

“At the launch site, ULA has a large number of cameras - about sixty - to monitor every angle before, during and after the rocket blasts off”, says TVOne’s Global Product Manager, Mark Armon. “This results in a lot of data and power consumption - as each feed is a circuit - which is when OneRack comes into play in the ULA control rooms. OneRack enables users to mount randomly sized, externally powered devices from any manufacturer into slide-in modules that can be installed quickly and cleanly and serviced easily. This means that if anything goes wrong with one device, that chassis can be removed in isolation and fixed. All mounted devices can also be cooled by OneRack directly.”

 

“OneRack helps us organize our rack full of IP camera components”, says Mark Tillman from United Launch Alliance. “These components were originally installed at each camera location out in the hot and humid environment. Using a different design concept, the TVOne chassis allowed us to move all the equipment into air-conditioned communications rooms. With the sliding trays, we also have easy access to each of our camera’s components.”

 

United Launch Alliance are currently the world’s biggest OneRack customer, adding systems on a regular basis as they build infrastructure for further rocket launches. ULA purchased all of its OneRack systems through Anixter. The ULA team opted for the 6RU version of OneRack, which can hold up to sixteen modules with up to two voltage selectors each.

 

(Photos: TVOne/United Launch Alliance)

 

www.tvone.com

 

Staatsschauspiel Dresden investiert in Robe T1

Das Staatsschauspiel in Dresden hat in die T1-Serie von Robe investiert. Die insgesamt 52 Fixtures - 20 x T1 Profile und 32 x T1 Fresnel - wurden von Andreas Barkleit, Leiter Beleuchtung & Video am Staatsschauspiel Dresden, ausgewählt.

 

Das Staatsschauspiel betreibt zwei Spielstätten - das Schauspielhaus in der Altstadt mit 788 Plätzen und das Kleine Haus in der Dresdner Neustadt, das drei Säle mit 400, 150 und 99 Plätzen bietet, sowie das Kleine Haus Mitte mit bis zu 60 Plätzen. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf Theateraufführungen, hinzu kommen Musik, Tanz, Konzerte und Lesungen.

 

Die 52 x T1 werden zusammen mit 12 x Robe LEDBeam 150 und 4 x Robe Strobe IP, die zur gleichen Zeit angeschafft wurden, je nach Spielplan und Art der Inszenierung in den Häusern des Staatsschauspiels eingesetzt. Die T1 kommen sowohl für die Umgebungsbeleuchtung als auch zur Erzeugung von Effekten und Dramatik zum Einsatz.

 

www.robelighting.de

 

DAS Audio loudspeakers invigorate services at Epic Church International

DAS Audio loudspeakers invigorate services at Epic Church International

Officials of Epic Church International in Sayreville, New Jersey elected to upgrade the sound reinforcement facilities in their sanctuary. This ultimately led to the installation of loudspeakers from the Aero Series catalog of DAS Audio.

 

Advanced Audio of New York, an AV design/build firm that, in addition to its installation business, operates an event sound services division, was contracted to design and deploy the new sound system at Epic Church.

 

After consulting with church management, Burton A. Ishmael, Advanced Audio’s owner/operator and chief systems designer, penned a system consisting of DAS Audio Aero-20A compact line array enclosures plus UX-218A and UX-221A powered subwoofers.

 

“The sanctuary is fan shaped and includes a wrap-around (180-degree) balcony. The space measures 150 feet at the maximum spread and the length of the space is 120 feet, with a ceiling height of 40 feet”, says Ishmael. “Seating is fixed and cushioned, and the room’s capacity is approximately 2,300 people. Services at Epic Church are contemporary in nature and there are both a praise team of vocalists as well as a full instrumental backup band. Because of this, it was crucial for the new sound system to deliver the full frequency spectrum as well as consistent frequency response with sufficient SPL throughout the space. Further, the ability to control and monitor the loudspeaker system at FOH was a requirement.”

 

To address these requirements, Ishmael and his team deployed three main loudspeaker clusters - left, center, right - with each cluster consisting of six DAS Aero-20A enclosures. Further out into the room, there are also two delay loudspeaker clusters for the left- and right-side balcony area - each consisting of four Aero-20A enclosures.

 

For low frequency support, the Advanced Audio team flew eight DAS UX-218A subwoofers - four each for the left and right sides, behind the left and right Aero-20A clusters. There are also four UX-221A ultra low frequency subwoofers. These are ground stacked in front of the stage, two enclosures each for the left and right sides. DAS Audio’s DASnet audio management software took care of the networking and monitoring of all components in the system.

 

(Photo: DAS Audio)

 

www.dasaudio.com

 

Jack Singer Concert Hall upgrades with DiGiCo Quantum

Jack Singer Concert Hall upgrades with DiGiCo Quantum

Over time, Calgary’s Jack Singer Concert Hall (JSCH) has undergone many upgrades, including a complete overhaul and replacement of its seating and house lighting in 2017. Most recently, that process required a retooling of their audio infrastructure that included an upgrade to the hall’s existing DiGiCo console and the purchase of a new DiGiCo Quantum 338 desk.

 

“I’ve been using DiGiCo since 2012. We started with a compact version of the DiGiCo SD8 in 2012, and in 2014 we upgraded from analog consoles to DiGiCo digital consoles throughout the rest of the facility”, says Jack Jamieson, Head Sound Technician at JSCH.

 

Given the wide range of programming, for the 2020 replacement of JSCH’s audio system, the venue installed a “double PA system” (consisting of Meyer Sound point source and line array loudspeakers), added the Quantum 338 console for monitors, two DiGiCo 32bit I/O SD-racks, and upgraded their pre-existing FOH SD5 to include Quantum functionality.

 

“We have an SD7T for our 850-seat Max Bell Theatre, SD9T for the 450-seat Martha Cohen Theatre, and two SD 11i consoles - one in our 185-seat venue in the basement and one for Jack Singer’s lobby. Our SD8 is still available as an emergency console, but we’ve replaced that in the booth with our previous SD10 monitor desk”, says Jamieson. DiGiCo products used at the Jack Singer Concert Hall also include a Quantum 5 digital mixing console and an SD-Nano rack.

 

(Photo: DiGiCo)

 

www.digico.biz

 

Meistersingerhalle erneuert Beleuchtung mit VisionTwo

Meistersingerhalle erneuert Beleuchtung mit VisionTwo
Meistersingerhalle erneuert Beleuchtung mit VisionTwo

Im Zuge der Modernisierung der Bühnenfront- und Orchesterbeleuchtung im großen Saal der Meistersingerhalle in Nürnberg hat sich das Team der Meistersingerhalle für die Installation von insgesamt achtzehn ETC-ArcSystem-Pro-Four-Cell-Linear-LED-Flutern mit FTW-Funktion (Fade-to-Warm) entschieden.

 

Die in die Jahre gekommenen Halogen-Fluter im bühnennahen Deckenbereich mussten modernisiert werden. Neben Energieeffizienz und Wartungsfreiheit standen vor allem die Lichtqualität und das Dimm-Verhalten im Fokus der Recherchen.

 

„Die alten Fluter haben uns zunehmend Mühe bereitet“, stellt Rainer Pfaff, Meister für Veranstaltungstechnik der Meistersingerhalle, fest. „Nicht nur Leuchtmittel, sondern auch die Sockel mussten immer häufiger getauscht werden. Kein leichtes Unterfangen und nicht ganz ungefährlich, wenn man bedenkt, dass einige Leuchten nur schwer erreichbar waren. Die Zeit war reif für eine neue Lösung. Wir hatten uns schon eine ganze Weile nach neuen LED-Flächenleuchten umgesehen. In der von uns gewünschten Kombination aus Lichtstrom, großem Öffnungswinkel und niedriger Geräuschemission gab es allerdings nicht viel Auswahl.“

 

Anke Schierenbeck von VisionTwo empfahl Pro-Four-Cell-Linear-LED-Strahler aus ETCs ArcSystem-Serie. Um die neue Beleuchtung möglichst auf die von sehr vielen Holzelementen geprägte Inneneinrichtung und die nach wie vor vorhandene Halogen-Beleuchtung abzustimmen, empfahl sie die Four-Cell Linear in der FTW-Variante. Achtzehn Stück der energieeffizienten, stufenlos mit Redshift dimmbaren LED-Leuchten wurden schließlich nach Anfertigung von Spezialaufnahmevorrichtungen in die trapezförmig gestaltete Decke eingebaut.

 

(Fotos: Christoph Eisenmenger/VisionTwo)

 

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Meistersingerhalle erneuert Beleuchtung mit VisionTwoMeistersingerhalle erneuert Beleuchtung mit VisionTwo

Ambion setzt Elation-KL-Panels im Studio und für mobile Produktionen ein

Ambion setzt Elation-KL-Panels im Studio und für mobile Produktionen ein
Ambion setzt Elation-KL-Panels im Studio und für mobile Produktionen ein

Die Ambion GmbH hat im vergangenen Jahr unter dem Namen „Better Now Studios“ vier Studio-Standorte in Kassel, Hamburg, Berlin und Berlin-Mitte aufgebaut.

 

Es handelt sich dabei um Studios für alle Arten von digitalen Produktionen, deren Zahl im letzten Jahr stark angestiegen ist. In den flexibel nach dem Baukastenprinzip buchbaren Studios setzt Ambion für Kunden aus ganz Deutschland Webcasts, Produktpräsentationen, interaktive Diskussionsrunden oder Konferenzen sowie Video-Vorproduktionen um.

 

Für die Beleuchtung sowohl der Studioproduktionen als auch von mobilen Live-Streams direkt bei Kunden das Unternehmen seit Ende letzten Jahres KL-Panels von Elation Professional ein. Ambion investierte im Mai 2021 nochmals in eine zweistellige Stückzahl des Full-Colour-Softlights auf LED-Basis.

 

(Fotos: Nicolas Wefers)

 

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Audico installiert fast 300 Elation Fuze Pendant in der Stadthalle von Tampere

Audico installiert fast 300 Elation Fuze Pendant in der Stadthalle von Tampere

Audico Systems hat 281 Fuze-Pendant-LED-Deckenleuchten von Elation Professional in der Tampere Halle in Finnland installiert. Die Stadthalle der 180 Kilometer nördlich von Helsinki gelegenen Stadt Tampere beherbergt sowohl die Oper Tampere als auch die städtische Philharmonie. Das Gebäude ist das größte Konzert- und Kongresszentrum in den nordischen Ländern.

 

Die Modernisierung der Hausbeleuchtung geht auf EU-Vorschriften zurück, die die Verwendung bestimmter Halogenlampen zukünftig untersagen. Auch war das alte Saalbeleuchtungssystem bereits in die Jahre gekommen. Das Projekt begann 2018, als Audico, der finnische Partner von Elation, verschiedene Beleuchtungslösungen, darunter auch die Fuze Pendant, vorführte.

 

Laut Tapio Järvinen, Project Sales Manager bei Audico, sei eine Lösung mit Farbmischung zu Beginn des Projekts nicht unbedingt gefordert gewesen, aber da der Umstieg von allgemeiner Halogen- zu LED-basierter Beleuchtung ohnehin stattfand, habe die zusätzliche Farbmisch-Option eine sinnvolle Ergänzung des Belechtungssystems ergeben.

 

Audico lieferte die Scheinwerfer und übernahm die Planung der Beleuchtungs- und Steuerungssysteme in Zusammenarbeit mit den Lichttechnikern des Hauses. Das Unternehmen übernahm auch die Installation und Inbetriebnahme der Scheinwerfer sowie die Installation, Inbetriebnahme und Programmierung des Steuerungssystems. Audico schloss den Hauptteil der Installation im Sommer 2020 ab, zusätzliche Arbeiten wurden im März 2021 abgeschlossen. Ramboll Finnland übernahm die technische Planung der Hauselektrik.

 

Der Großteil der Installation fand in einem Zeitraum von drei Wochen im letzten Sommer statt. Dabei wurden über 370 vorhandene Halogenleuchten entfernt und durch 281 Fuze-Pendant-Deckenleuchten sowie 100 weitere LED-Downlights ersetzt. Fünf Dimmerschränke wurden ebenfalls entfernt, während fünf Schaltanlagen installiert und die gesamte Datenverkabelung gezogen wurde.

 

Die 11.000 Lumen starken Fuze Pendant sind mit 25-Grad-Linsen ausgestattet und wurden mit einem kundenspezifischen Einbauteil in bereits vorhandene Positionen eingelassen. Die Linsen wurden angesichts der zu bewältigenden Distanzen (zwischen 15 und 18 Metern) ausgewählt. Die Farbtemperatur der Fuze Pendant ist im Bereich von 2.400 bis 8.500 K einstellbar, wobei der Basislook im Saal auf 3.000 K eingestellt wurde.

 

Die Beleuchtung wird über eine Architekturlichtlösung oder ein Lichtpult gesteuert und umfasst vier DMX-Universen. Die Philharmonie Tampere sendet jede Woche live aus dem Saal. Neben der großen Fuze-Pendant-Installation in der Tampere Halle sind in einem weiteren Saal des Komplexes zudem 69 Elation Colour Pendants im Einsatz.

 

(Fotos: Inspiroiva Creative)

 

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Audico installiert fast 300 Elation Fuze Pendant in der Stadthalle von TampereAudico installiert fast 300 Elation Fuze Pendant in der Stadthalle von Tampere

Staatstheater Mainz verwendet Shures TwinPlex-Lavaliermikrofone

Staatstheater Mainz verwendet Shures TwinPlex-Lavaliermikrofone

Das Staatstheater Mainz wird zukünftig für Theaterstücke, bei denen ein robustes Mikrofon verlangt wird, das TwinPlex-TL45-Lavaliermikrofon von Shure einsetzen.

 

Laut Andreas Stiller, Leitung Ton- und Videoabteilung der Staatstheater Mainz GmbH, sei neben dem maximalen Schalldruckpegel von 142 dB vor allem auch die Strapazierfähigkeit des Kabels und eine wasser- und schweißabweisende Beschichtung des Mikrofons von essentieller Bedeutung bei der Entscheidung für das Shure-Mikrofon gewesen, denn nicht selten ist bei Theaterstücken Wasser mit im Spiel.

 

So kommt das TwinPlex unter anderem im Theaterstück „Werther“, nach Johann Wolfgang von Goethes Briefroman „Die Leiden des jungen Werthers“, zum Einsatz. Die Darsteller stehen hierbei mehrere Minuten unter einer Regendusche, wobei das Lavalier wie üblich an den Wangen der Darsteller angebracht wird und somit dem Wasser direkt ausgesetzt ist.

 

(Foto: Andreas Etter/Staatstheater Mainz GmbH)

 

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XR Stage selects ROE Visual for new ICVFX studio

XR Stage selects ROE Visual for new ICVFX studio

XR Stage opened its largest ICVFX sound stage in June. Again, XR Stage has selected ROE Visual to supply the LED volume for this stage.

 

The new purposed-built stage, located at Line 204 studios, a new 5-acre multi-stage facility in Pacoima, Los Angeles, is a custom Live-Action stage with LED volumes to accommodate virtual production projects. The LED volume consists of 1020 Black Pearl BP2 LED panels placed at a 270-degree curve. Compared to XR Stage’s other location, this new studio adds 85 feet in width and 12 feet in height.

 

The studio is designed and engineered by a team of seasoned professionals, utilizing LED walls and ceiling, camera tracking, media servers from Disguise, and Unreal Engine real-time rendering options, All of it Now and Silverdraft supercomputing.

 

(Photos: XR Stage/ROE Visual)

 

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XR Stage selects ROE Visual for new ICVFX studioXR Stage selects ROE Visual for new ICVFX studio

Meyer-Sound-Lina-System in City Winery New York installiert

Meyer-Sound-Lina-System in City Winery New York installiert

Anfang April 2021 eröffnete die City Winery New York ihre Pforten für Livemusik-Events im Pier 57 am Hudson River. Wie alle der insgesamt acht City Winerys ist auch die neueste in New York komplett mit Meyer-Sound-Beschallungssystemen ausgestattet. Der New Yorker Standort ist dabei der erste mit einem Lina-Line-Array-System.

 

Das System besteht aus zwei Line Arrays mit je acht Lina-Lautsprechern. Die Seiten-, Mittel- und Eckbereiche der Bühne sowie die VIP Area auf dem Balkon werden von UPQ-1P-, UPJ-1P- und UPJunior-Lautsprechern beschallt. Die tiefsten Töne kommen von einem zentralen kardioiden Array aus drei 900-LFC, die durch vier 750-LFC-Elemente ergänzt werden. Zwei Galaxy-816-Prozessoren sorgen für die Steuerung und Optimierung des Systems, für die Musiker stehen zehn MJF-210-Bühnenmonitore bereit.

 

Die verspätete Wiedereröffnung in New York ist ein weiteres Zeichen dafür, dass es nach einer dunklen Zeit für die Live-Entertainment-Industrie wieder bergauf zu gehen scheint. Auch wenn die Pandemie der Veranstaltungsbranche einen schweren Schlag versetzt hat, blickt Michael Dorf, Gründer und CEO der City Winery, zuversichtlich in die Zukunft. Hierzu hat unter anderem die Initiative „Save Our Stages“ der National Independent Venue Association beigetragen, an der er teilnahm.

 

„Save Our Stages hat den Weg für den Shuttered Venues Act geebnet, der im vergangenen Dezember verabschiedet worden ist“, so Dorf. „Wir haben jetzt sechzehn Milliarden Dollar für die Entlastung von Tausenden von Veranstaltungsorten zur Verfügung. Das hilft uns definitiv, wieder auf die Beine zu kommen.“

 

(Fotos: City Winery NYC/Adam Pass Photography)

 

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Meyer-Sound-Lina-System in City Winery New York installiertMeyer-Sound-Lina-System in City Winery New York installiert

Luxibel B Panels im neuen Studio von Nürburgring.tv

Luxibel B Panels im neuen Studio von Nürburgring.tv

Seit Ende des letzten Jahres ist der Ausbau des Nürburgring.tv-Studios mit einem neuen virtuellen Studio abgeschlossen. Für die Ausleuchtung sorgen seitdem dreißig Luxibel B Panels 360TW, Softlights einer Eigenmarke der AED Group.

 

Beauftragt für die Umsetzung des Projekts wurde die Mo2 design GmbH unter der Leitung des Lichtdesigners Manfred Olma. Die Produktionstechnik im Nürburgring.tv-Studio nutzen Automobilhersteller und Automotive-Unternehmen.

 

(Foto: AED Group)

 

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