Installationen News Schlagzeilen
Corona: Centro Cultural e de Congressos das Caldas da Rainha acquires GoldenSea UV ultraviolet sterilising solutions
Corona: Portugal’s João D’Oliva Monteiro Cine-Theatre reopens with the help of GoldenSea UV disinfection products
Voice-Acoustic-Systeme auf malaysischer Privatinsel installiert
Lautsprecher und Verstärker des norddeutschen Herstellers Voice-Acoustic wurden für eine Installation auf einer privaten Insel an der Nordwestküste von Malaysia ausgewählt.
Das Klima im Ferienresort Naam Paradise 101 Island (Langkawi) wird durch den Monsun geprägt und ist daher ganzjährig heiß und feucht mit Tagestemperaturen von über 30°C und nachts noch über 20°C.
Die Fachplanungs- und Installationsfirma Cemara Sound & Light aus Puchong entschied sich für Beschallungssysteme von Voice-Acoustic. Die Lautsprecher wurden in einer Outdoor-Variante gefertigt, um der feuchten, salzhaltigen Luft und den hohen Temperaturen standzuhalten.
Drei Areas werden beschallt: das „Main Deck“, „The Mantry“ und die „OMG Bar“. Den größten Bereich bildet das „Main Deck“ mit Sitzflächen für bis zu 600 Personen. Dort finden das Abenddinner, Events und Filmvorführungen statt. Jeweils vier Modular-10, Score-5 und Alea-4 sowie zwei Paveosub-118, ein HDSP-6A-System-Verstärker mit DSP (6 Kanäle, 2x 2.400 W + 4x 800 W) und ein HDSP-3A-System-Verstärker mit DSP (3 Kanäle, 1x 2.400 W + 2x 800 W) kommen im „Main Deck“ zum Einsatz.
Im „Mantry“ wurden vier Score-5, zwei Paveosub-112 und ein HDSP-3A installiert, in der „OMG Bar“ vier Alea-4, zwei Aleasub-10 und ebenfalls ein HDSP-3A. Alle Komponenten mussten mit einem Wasserflugzeug angeliefert werden.
Tyri stattet Belaz-Muldenkipper mit Intellilight aus
Tyri, schwedischer Spezialist in der Arbeitsbeleuchtung für mobile Maschinen, hat einen Auftrag des Muldenkipper-Herstellers Belaz über die Lieferung des patentiertem Beleuchtungssystems Tyri Intellilight erhalten.
„Fast ein Jahr lang hat Belaz Tyri Intellilight auf Herz und Nieren geprüft, um den Ansprüchen im Bergbau gerecht zu werden“, sagt Sibylle Naumann-Edgren, Area Sales Manager bei Tyri in Schweden.
Belaz integriert Intellilight im Canbus-System und steuert es über das Interface der Maschine. Mittels Intellilight kann die Farbtemperatur von 2.900 K bis 6.500 K individuell eingestellt und die Lichtleistung zu 100 % gedimmt werden.
In der Umgebung, in der sich die Muldenkipper bewegen, erhöht Blendung das Risiko für Zusammenstöße. Automatisches Dimmen, was eines der Hauptkriterien von Belaz war, wurde mithilfe von Tyri-Lichtsensoren gelöst, die mit den Intellilight-Arbeitsscheinwerfern kommunizieren.
Queensland Theatre chooses Robe
Queensland Theatre of Brisbane, Australia, produces around eight or nine main stage productions a year between the 351-capacity Bille Brown Theatre in the south of the city and at the 4-venue Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). The theatre also has a youth and educational program which allows school-aged artists to stage shows with the company. They also receive shows at both the Bille Brown and QPAC, and tour productions across Australia throughout the year.
The Theatre has Robe LEDWash 300+s, eight of which were in residence when technical coordinator Lachlan Cross arrived in May 2017, which has since increased to 32 fixtures. The main increase in fixtures came when they finished renovating the Bille Brown Theatre in October 2018, after a A$ 5.5 million renovation which converted it from the former 228-seat Bille Brown Studio into the space it is today, complete with corner stage.
The new lights were installed to facilitate the first show after the reopening, and more recently additional LEDWash 300+s brought the count up to 32. This number gives enough stock for the option of being able to service more than one production simultaneously with LEDWash 300+s including their touring shows.
A number of different lighting designers work at the theatre including some regulars. They tend to be appointed by the director of each show, so LDs from all over Australia and internationally will visit and work there over the course of a year.
The Bille Brown Theatre has a flexible pipe-based rigging system and the LEDWash fixtures can be orientated in either direction above the corner stage as they have the single hook clamp. They are fitted with the top hat modules for soft diffusion. Most of the time they use them in Mode 2 which is one zone that allows for hi-res dimming and pan/tilt movement.
The LEDWash 300+s are the only moving lights that Queensland Theatre currently owns, although they do have 36 Lustr Series 2 LED zoom profiles as well as a range of generics including profiles, fresnels, multi-Pars and PAR 64s. When there is a request for profile moving lights, they will generally rent in according to the LDs preferences. The Robes have been supplied to the theatre via their local lighting partner, Entertainment Production Supplies.
(Photos: Louise Stickland)
Corona: Centro Cultural e de Congressos das Caldas da Rainha acquires GoldenSea UV ultraviolet sterilising solutions
The Cultural and Congress Centre (CCC), a performance and conference venue in Caldas da Rainha, is one of the first venues in Portugal to acquire specific technical equipment to sanitize its performance and public spaces, by installing new, fully-certified UV products from GoldenSea UV in an effort to ensure maximum safety for its spectators, artists and employees.
The CCC has invested in two types of GSUV sterilization and disinfection products, after consultation with Portuguese distributor NAN of Lisbon. The venue procured four units of UVL150, a mobile UV lighting fixture for the sterilization of large interior spaces. These are rigged on stands and transported to any desired location within the CCC’s auditoria and performances spaces. The resident team also chose a compact UV4C-H ultraviolet disinfection cabinet for the cleansing of microphones, headphones, cabling, and other materials and small objects in frequent daily use.
All GSUV products use Philips/Osram 253.7 nm UVC lamps, certified as effective against COVID-19, and have been designed with built-in security measures that guarantee compliance with the UNE 0068 specification and safe handling.
The Cultural and Congress Centre of Caldas da Rainha has been awarded the seal ‘Estabelecimento Clean & Safe’ (Clean & Safe Establishment) for venues for artistic performances, by Turismo de Portugal and the General Inspection of Cultural Activities. This award guarantees that the CCC “meets the appropriate health conditions at different levels, while offering the elements of comfort and safety to spectators.”
(Photos: Luis Vidigal)
Paragon 360 installs Chauvet fixtures at Whitesburg Baptist Church
Leaders at the 7,000-member Whitesburg Baptist Chruch in Huntsville, Alabama, had to modernize their worship space last year to create a more engaging environment, one that would support their three different Sunday services while also being more camera friendly for livestreams and broadcasts.
Paragon 360 followed a multi-step approach to achieve this transformation. The company’s team redesigned the stage area for functionality and aesthetics using its custom staging, scenic and architectural elements.
To improve the listening experience, acoustics throughout the room were enhanced and new audio gear was integrated into the church’s existing system. Video walls were added, and lighting was made more immersive, as well as more camera friendly, through the addition of 43 Chauvet Professional Ovation E-260WW LED ellipsoidal fixtures.
Outfitted with 14-, 19-, 26- and 36-degree lens tubes, the Ovation units are used for front lighting. The 260-watt warm white LED fixtures are positioned on the FOH-1 Truss, FOH-2 Truss, House Left Truss, House Right Truss, and STG-1 Truss.
In addition to these ellipsoidals, the church’s lighting rig features 24 Rogue R2X Washes. Positioned on STG-1 Truss and STG-2 Truss, 18 of the RGBW moving LED fixtures are relied up to provide backlighting for the entire stage, including the pulpit, orchestra section and choir area.
The remaining six R2X Wash units are on the downstage edge of the stage. “These fixtures are used in a variety of ways”, says Richard Heaton of Paragon 360. “They can be tightened and thrown over the audience as beams during contemporary moments, but most often they’re used here as ‘simple’ eye candy, not ‘winky blinky.’ They’re also used for light texturing on the orchestra, praise band, and praise singers.”
Absen delivers LED display solutions for Kaisa Prosperity
Kaisa Prosperity, a real estate developer in China, utilized digital signage technology from Absen for Guangzhou Kaisa Baiyun City Plaza, its newly developed premises. Absen worked with Jiake Intelligent to customize a suite of LED solutions for the new property.
Guangzhou Kaisa Baiyun City Plaza is located at the heart of the Baiyun district of Guangzhou city in Guangdong province. Covering an area of around 420,000 sqm, the Plaza is a combination of residential buildings, business centres, commercial local Lingnan style streets, hotels and more.
Installed inside and out of the sales centre on the Guangzhou Baiyun Kaisa City Plaza, where Kaisa showcase and sell their properties, the LED display solutions from Absen include a large 3D OOH display, a bespoke immersive LED cave, a seamless LED video wall and four LED strips in the lobby inside the building.
Mounted on the exterior of the building, the custom trapezoid-shaped LED wall of 274.89 sqm has become an integral part of the whole building. The product deployed here is Absen’s GS series.
Entering the lobby of the sales centre, visitors will find themselves in a digitalized space featuring a large-format LED video wall and four innovative LED strips on the ceiling above an architectural model of the Plaza.
Measuring 7 m x 4 m, the video wall, created with Absen’s N1.8 Plus, is used to play images and adverts. The four LED strips, Absen’s N4 Plus solution, each measure 1.73 m x 15.8 m, and are mounted on the ceiling above architectural models. They are strategically placed for viewing purposes from all angles.
The LED cave behind the LED video wall is an indoor space where Kaisa plays creative and futuristic content, as well as real-estate advertisements, to visitors. The PL2.9 Lite from Absen met the requirements for this space.
New Anolis lighting scheme for Porte de Bourgogne
The city of Bordeaux has a new Anolis lighting scheme for its La Porte de Bourgogne landmark. The city council’s lighting designer Sylvie Bordes was talking to urban planning specialist Citeos, a subsidiary of multinational Vinci Energies that partners with local authorities and communities to develop their environments.
Anolis - via Robe France’s architectural lighting specialists Bruno Francois (who had been involved with the previous lighting installation on the arch - using another brand - ten years ago) and Eric Tabuteau - was already in the frame thanks to their local partner company Objectif Lumière, who convinced the city council and Citeos to undertake some tests.
To illuminate the lower parts of the arch, washes were needed that could fit into the existing dug-outs that had housed the previous luminaires. Anolis ArcSource Outdoor 48MC Integral fixtures were chosen for that matter.
Bruno Francois then suggested Anolis’s Eminere range to deal with the upper and top parts of the arch and to fill in some of the gaps. They also needed to reuse the existing wiring and chemically fixed bracketry, so four Eminere 1s and six Eminere 4 RGBCWs with 10 x 60° lenses were selected for the top sections, and another four Eminere 1s plus seven Eminere 4 RGBCWs with 15° lenses to highlight the central parts of the structure. The new lights are running via a Nicolaudie controller.
(Photos: Objectif Lumière)
Event-Net creates floating display for hospital’s media room with Chauvet
When Krankenhaus St. Elisabeth und St. Barbara - a regional medical center located in Halle, Germany - recently wanted to upgrade its media room with new technology, it contacted its vendor Event-Net GmbH for an AVL upgrade.
Initial plans called for a Crestron “smart” whiteboard to be installed in the room. However, after evaluating the project, the design team ultimately decided that the board could be made even more engaging by framing it with Épix Flex 20 strips from Chauvet Professional.
“During the planning phase, a designer proposed creating a ‘floating panel’ by framing it in light”, says Kay Schoettner of Event-Net. The team specified six Épix Flex 20 strips and a single Épix Flex Drive. Since the flexible strips can be cut, the team was able use them to create a precise frame around the 3.5-meter by 7-meter Crestron whiteboard.
“There is a sACN interface from Crestron that we used to establish a direct connection between the Crestron Hub and the Épix Flex Drive”, explains Mathias Schroeter of Event-Net. “At first we thought of controlling everything with a DMX dongle from Enttec, because that is supported by the Crestron system. The idea was that the system would generate a sACN signal and the dongle would translate that into DMX to control all units. However, the Flex Drive directly supports sACN so we could connect them directly without any additional tools.” The Drive was placed in a rack system next door.
Corona: Portugal’s João D’Oliva Monteiro Cine-Theatre reopens with the help of GoldenSea UV disinfection products
João D’Oliva Monteiro Cine-Theatre in Alcobaça, Portugal, covers all forms of international and local music, dance and theatre productions. Commercial and independent cinema also makes up an important part of the venue’s programming.
Following a period of enforced closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, João D’Oliva Monteiro Cine-Theatre reopened its doors at the start of October for the R’B & Mr.SC concert that marked the opening date of Novo Palco, a festival exclusively dedicated to artists of the municipality.
To enable this to happen in a COVID-secure way, Cine-Teatro de Alcobaça carried out a series of measures to adapt and effectively disinfect its performance and public spaces, meeting all the conditions of safety and hygiene to ensure the prevention of the spread of the new coronavirus.
Audience capacities were reduced to 50%, use of masks on the premises before, during and after the shows became mandatory, specific entrance, exit and circulation standards in the auditorium were implemented and appropriate signage installed.
In addition to these measures, the Cine-Theatre was also equipped with a system of UVC disinfection lights from GoldenSea UV which are used to sanitize the different spaces within the building using ultraviolet radiation.
Three UVL150 ultraviolet disinfection lights were supplied by GoldenSea UV’s Portuguese distributor, NAN of Lisbon. These are mounted on stands and located in the auditoria, on stage and in backstage areas to achieve maximum disinfection. NAN also supplied a single UV4C-H ultraviolet cabinet for the disinfection of smaller objects, such as headphones, mobile phones, microphones and all kinds of paraphernalia in everyday use.
All GoldenSea UV products use Osram/Philips 253.7 nm UV lamps which are the only ones certified as effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The products have been designed with built-in security measures that guarantee compliance with the UNE 0068 specification and safe handling.
(Photos: Luis Vidigal)
LED-Bänder von Emslicht in Baumärkten der EGN Gruppe installiert
In mehreren Baumärkten der EGN-Gruppe wurden neue LED-Leuchten von Emslicht installiert. Das EGN-Baucenter in Wolgast war bereits Ende 2019 mit einer neuen Beleuchtungsanlage ausgestattet worden, weitere Märkte in Bützow und Teterow folgten.
In Wolgast wurden insgesamt neunzehn Lichtbänder in unterschiedlichen Längen zwischen 1,40 m und 35 m installiert. 106 LED-Lichteinsätze mit je 43 W Anschlussleistung schaffen eine Beleuchtungsstärke von 700 Lux. Dies liegt deutlich über dem in der Arbeitsstättenrichtlinie geforderten Mittelwert von 300.
Einen Großteil der Installationen konnten die Haustechniker bewerkstelligen, nur für die die letztendlichen Anschlüsse wurden externe Elektrofachfirmen beauftragt. Obwohl in den EGN-Märkten die Lichtstärke durch die Emslicht-LEDs deutlich erhöht wurde, liegt der Einsparungseffekt gegenüber den zuvor verwendeten Leuchtstoffröhren laut Hersteller immer noch bei rund fünfzehn Prozent.
(Foto: EGN-Gruppe/Andreas Kunze-Voß)
Martin Audio CDD installed at Kentucky Church
First Christian Church in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, recently called in JCA Media for the latest upgrade to its campus. Having already completed several installation projects for the congregation in the past, JCA was on-hand to deliver a Martin Audio main PA system and ceiling speaker installation for the church’s worship areas, classrooms and children’s play areas.
JCA installed three Martin Audio CDD10s as LCR speakers alongside a pair of SX112 subs flown above the stage. Because the Church didn’t want anyone, particularly children, to be near any of the cables, the decision was made to fly the PA above the stage. The black ceiling blended in with the all black PA system.
“The ability to blend into the background is so important for church projects as you don’t want to take the attention away from the congregation’s experience”, comments Alex Peake, Integration Specialist at JCA Media. “This also meant that while the PA was hidden, the visuals were able to take over. There are four laser projectors - two of them environmental and two of them for the lyrics and content and then some lighting effects for the kids’ area.”
Away from the main worship space, the integrator used a single CDD12 to cover another worship area and a pair of CDD6s for the children’s play area. In addition to this, the Martin Audio Ceiling Series was chosen for the Kentucky Church. Fitted with a high specification transformer, the series is able to be used in either a 70 V or 100 V operation via a front mounted rotary switch - providing a simplified installation process for the JCA team.
To cope with emergency situations, JCA also connected the system to a mic at front-of-house so the whole wing would duck to that channel when an announcement needed to be made. “If you needed to make an emergency announcement across all the rooms, even if one was playing music or another had a movie playing, it would stop everything and make the announcement the priority”, says Peake.
Durhamld Limited selects Chauvet for new lighting system at 1Rebel
Stepping inside the newest of London’s 1Rebel boutique fitness and riding centers, visitors are swept up in a panorama of colors, lasers and effects more reminiscent of a nightclub or the inside of a computer game than a place where one goes to get toned abs.
Playing a key role in 1Rebel’s lighting system, which was designed by Durham Marenghi of Durhamld Limited, are 54 Chauvet Professional Colorado 1 Solo and 11 Colorado 2 Solo LED fixtures supplied by Middlesex Sound and Lighting.
“I was approached by Giles Dean and his team at 1Rebel to create some night club style lighting for their gyms around London”, says Marenghi. “Working alongside Ryan Hopkins at Lights Control Rigging, we created a virtual animation to present the concept to our client.”
The RGBW Colorado fixtures were selected for Marenghi’s plan to balance the fitness center’s video walls and moving fixtures with fields of colored light. Of critical importance were the zooming optics of the Colorado fixtures, which allow instructors to change up looks during exercise and cycling sessions.
“Project manager Toby Jones and his team as well as programmer Dean Osborne were fundamental to the project’s success”, states Marenghi. He and the team and Middlesex Sound and Lighting have created similar, albeit less ambitious systems for 1Rebel’s other fitness centers in London. As for the flagship Victoria location, it opened to much fanfare on July 4 when the UK government eased lockdown restrictions. Sadly, it had to shutter its doors in October when the virus spiked.
Absen LED welcomes visitors in Guizhou Province’s tallest building
LED display specialist Absen recently completed an installation in the Guiyang International Financial Center. At over 400 metres in height with 79 floors, it is the tallest building in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province in Southwest China.
To welcome visitors and employees, a 12K ultra-high-definition LED display was fitted into the building’s reception, known as the ‘Art Hall’. At 7.7 m high and 23.6 m wide, the videowall boasts over 52 million pixels.
The display is made up of 140 sqm of 1.8 mm pixel pitch LED from Absen’s N Plus series, installed in a semi-circular shape. One of the critical elements of the design was installing the screen around the elevator entrance hall, with a secondary ‘cut-out’ screen being positioned at the far end of this area.
Corona: Zero 88 supports virtual studio at Congress Theatre Cwmbran
The Congress community theatre in Cwmbran, Wales - which had to cancel all its shows in March 2020 as Covid-19 took hold - has now been reimagined as The Congress Virtual Studio, a streaming facility encouraging local artists and businesses to record and broadcast music shows and engage in events, generating interest and at least some income during this period.
Cwmbran is also the home of Zero 88’s manufacturing facility. There are close ties between the lighting control brand and the 300-seat venue, which has Zero 88 Chilli dimmers installed, and furthermore, Zero 88’s international sales manager Tyler Holpin is actively involved as a volunteer on the technical side.
Jon Salman and Green Room Events based nearby in Abertillery are also regular technical suppliers to the theatre, and he, Holpin, Congress Theatre manager Martyn Redwood, and a few others came up with the idea of transforming the space into a studio.
Green Room Events are providing video including 6 x cameras - two operated and four PTZ cameras - plus a PPU, LED screen, media servers and additional audio equipment together with lighting control, using a Zero 88 FLX console they purchased last year.
Hooked in to the FLX are the Congress’ 16 x in-house LED wash and spot moving lights and 72 channels of dimmed light sources, plus specials like active Sunstrips and Vintage Blaze fixtures which are used as scenic props for some of the shows and streams.
At the Studio, the FLX is running on a wireless network allowing the lights to be focussed via App on smartphone or tablet. Tyler Holpin has been operating lighting for many of the streamed events along with Nathan Long who normally works at the Borough Theatre in Abergavenny.
From the start, the Congress Virtual Studio concept was designed to be fully Covid-compliant. Once the studio gained momentum, a steady flow of bands and artists started booking time and local companies started looking at the facilities for broadcasting or recording promotional and team building events or training sessions.
The Congress Theatre has run shows featuring local favourites, and Zero 88 recently booked the studio to deliver a live-streamed virtual launch for several new power, control and networking products, a stream featuring a special guest appearance by local singer-songwriter Tobias Robertson.
The Theatre’s green room area has been commandeered and repurposed as the Studio control room, just adjacent to the main auditorium and the broadcasts are handled and delivered utilizing a Wirecast system running via a 1 Gb fibre-link. The Congress Virtual studio initiative is expected to last until they can fully re-open to a real audience.
(Photos: Bellagio Boys/Creative Fez/Tyler Holpin/Megan Postle)
Corona: Kaho Theater calls in Martin Audio WPC for livestreamed events
In recent years, the Kaho Theater in Iizuka City, Fukuoka, Japan, has been used as a multi-purpose event venue, and at full capacity can host audiences of 1200. In addition to traditional performing arts, various events such as music plays, lectures, talk shows and concerts have all been staged there.
Because of Covid-19, the theatre was recently forced to close, but in collaboration with rental company Toyo Amuse, who own a Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Compact (WPC) rig, they have been able to stream live online various performances at the theatre. This is known as the ‘Yumebutai Project’.
With fewer professionals coming to play at the theatre because of the pandemic, the production team decided to embark on a policy of open recruitment of performers, who in turn can feature their work online via a livestreaming service.
As the main programme has generally been traditional performing arts a loudspeaker system was previously not required. This has now all changed as Toyo Amuse installed a temporary speaker system including WPC, XD12, LE100 from their own stock, for a broader range of presentations. “This makes it fully compatible with all music applications”, says Masanori Keuchi, CEO of Toyo Amuse.
At Kaho Theater, they have ground-stacked eight WPC elements, with four SX218 subwoofers providing the low frequencies. The sound is further enhanced by a pair of Martin Audio XD12, and eight LE100 floor monitors are available for use as the performers’ reference sound.
Canopy by Hilton Downtown upgrades with DAS Audio
The Canopy by Hilton Downtown boutique lifestyle hotel in Tempe, Arizona, spans fourteen floors and features various dining options, a gym, more than 3,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, and a rooftop pool with a terrace bar, cabanas, and a fire pit. The hotel’s management invested in the installation of an assortment of loudspeaker systems drawn from the catalog of Valencia, Spain-based DAS Audio.
‘Skinny’ Greg Gilman, who is involved in a wide range of music and sound endeavors, including both work as a DJ and as an AV installation professional, was contracted to manage the Canopy’s sound system installation. Working in conjunction with Oakland Park, FL-based TM Sound, an AV design/build firm, the combined team deployed an assortment of DAS loudspeakers that drew from the company’s Quantum, Ovi, and WR Series catalogs.
“The hotel’s entrance is equipped with two black DAS Quantum Q-43-T loudspeakers and, due to installation limitations, we got creative and installed them facing the building so they reflect in the high-rise entryway”, Gilman reports. “Just past the front desk is the lobby, which also doubles as the first restaurant/bar. This space was fitted with ten white Ovi-12s, suspended 14 feet above the concrete floors and 2 feet from the ceiling, providing equal coverage for Alter Ego (the restaurant & bar) and Myrtle Corner (a lounge/waiting area) - without the undesired reflections from a nearby large room with glass garage doors. We also managed to hide four Q-10 subwoofers and tuned them so they wouldn’t disrupt guests calling or checking in. Further, just outside the aforementioned garage doors, we placed two Q-23-T loudspeakers with IP Kits for the outdoor patio dining area.”
“Moving into the display kitchen area”, Gilman continues, “is an optional private dining space where we hid two more Q-10 subs and four Q-43-T loudspeakers to match the room’s décor. Exit the elevator on the 14th floor and turn left, and you enter Alibi, a bar surrounded by one of the best views of Arizona. Here, there are six Q-23-T loudspeakers, which provide coverage right up to the bar. Two Q-10 subwoofers are hidden behind the bare columns of the room.”
“Just outside of the bar on either side, we placed two DAS WR-8826 enclosures for the outdoor dining area on the East Patio or outdoor lounge on the West”, Gilman adds. “While the East Patio has a dedicated Q-10 Subwoofer with an IP Kit tucked away in a corner, another Q-10 with an IP Kit that is custom mounted to the ceiling is shared between half of the pool area and the West Patio. Exiting the West Patio lands one on the pool deck, which features two Q-43-T loudspeakers joined as one unit above the white cabanas on each side of the deck, amounting to a total of four loudspeakers pointing at the rooftop pool. Finalizing the design, there are two Q-10 subwoofers with IP Kits in black that are hidden in the planter area. These provide the other half of the low-end for the pool deck. Of course, DAS Audio power amplifiers drive the entire setup.”
Corona: Teatro Real uses GSUV ultraviolet light to disinfect its spaces
Madrid, Spain’s Teatro Real incorporates GoldenSea UV Ultraviolet-C disinfection products, supported by Madrid-based Stonex, to guarantee the well-being and health of its artists, workers, and spectators. This tried and tested solution is a complement to traditional cleaning and ensures 99.9% virus inactivation.
From the moment it reopened its doors, the Teatro Real has adopted all the mandatory and recommended health measures specified by the Community of Madrid: limited audience capacity, the use of hydroalcoholic gel for cleaning hands, and the mandatory use of masks during the entire performance. In addition, the theatre has taken the initiative to reinforce its disinfection protocols with ultraviolet-C light technology, applying it across many areas within the theatre.
The Teatro Real Project collaborated with Stonex which advised on the best ways to disinfect the different areas within the theatre. The solution incorporates four GoldenSea UV UVL150 units within the stage and auditorium areas, and two of the mobile GSUV UVM216 units for backstage and rehearsal rooms.
All GSUV products have been designed with built-in security measures that guarantee compliance with the UNE 0068 specification and safe handling: delayed start to allow the evacuation of the area to be disinfected; remote control; motion sensor that switches off the device when it detects movement of a person or animal; drop sensor (in mobile units); red or green indicator lights, as well as an audio warning signal.
(Photos: Javier del Real/Teatro Real)
No Parking equips Naturkraft with Genelec sound system
Naturkraft is a new experience centre in the Danish town of Ringkøbing, West Jutland, which aims to increase awareness of nature and the forces that shape our world as a way of encouraging more sustainable behaviour. Visitors are treated to an array of exhibitions and learning experiences - outside there are eight different types of natural environment, whilst indoors a 5500 sq metre building offers a range of exhibitions.
Digital experience creators No Parking were responsible for the design and development of the main installations inside the Exploratorium including IT and AV equipment. No Parking selected a Smart IP sound system from Genelec as an audio partner for their designs.
The exhibitions in the main building are dedicated to the forces of nature as they exist in the local environment of West Jutland. One of the main installations is the recreation of a North Sea wave. Visitors can walk up to the first floor through the wave accompanied by audio effects triggered by motion sensors and delivered by eight RAW finish Genelec 4430 Smart IP loudspeakers.
“The aim was to create the sensation of what it would be like to be in the midst of the rushing wave, through sound, lighting, video projection and architecture”, describes No Parking director Morten Ranmar. With the Genelec system, audio can be taken from several sources if required - in this instance there is a basic ambience mix in eight channels plus sound effects - “and the Dante network means we can re-route the signal as required or change the source when the installation changes”, says Ranmar.
No Parking deployed eight 4420 Smart IP loudspeakers in white for Naturkraft’s West Jutland and Nature of Humans exhibits which describe the different landscapes that can be seen across West Jutland.
Synergetic studio equipped with Elation rig
Production and rental houses across the entertainment technology industry have had to think creatively in order to continue to serve the industry and stay in business. One of the more successful has been Synergetic of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, who has converted a portion of their warehouse to a professional TV studio for live streaming complete with an Elation Professional lighting system.
President and CEO at Synergetic, Jason Weldon, says that opening the studio has allowed them to pivot from their usual business of supplying entertainment technology gear for live events in the Mid-Atlantic region. “We’ve been able to offer customers the ability to hold a virtual event in a professional setting”, he says while acknowledging that the redirection to a live streaming and professional recording space has also been an economic lifesaver. “While we’re not 100% or anywhere close to it, it has allowed us to stay in business and offer something unique, easy and useful for our customer base.”
Last spring, it took the team at Synergetic a month to solve how they were going to make the pivot to a TV studio space and another few weeks to educate and train themselves on the setup. The Synergetic studio setup went through three revisions before Weldon and his team were satisfied with the result. Beginning in mid-April, an initial setup was deemed too small after a few in-house events. Setup number two was larger but not the right dimensions so after tearing it down and rebuilding they finally got a space to offer their clientele.
The final space, which was ready by Memorial Day, is 55 feet wide by 200 long with room for cameras and control. The 5,000 square foot studio offers lighting, audio, video, cameras, teleprompters, mics, mixers, staging and more. Synergetic technicians, including lighting design assistance, are also available. The lighting setup is made up of 12 Artiste Picasso, 6 Artiste DaVinci and 12 Rayzor 760 LED moving heads along with 12 Platinum Beam 5R movers and 14 Seven Batten strip lights to uplight a backdrop drape.
Bands and musical artists hold virtual concerts, create music videos, or use the studio as a professional rehearsal space, while corporations and non-profits use it as a professional setting to deliver messages and updates, or to raise funds, instead of broadcasting from a living room or inadequate home office. Businesses also use it as a backdrop for social media content or as a product launch setting.
Genelec sound systems installed at Italian Combo hostels
The AV systems across the three Combo hostels in Italy - located in Venice, Milan, and Turin - were conceived by Italian AV specialists Advicted and supplied by local Genelec AV distributor Prase Engineering. Combo’s reception, restaurant, bar and public areas all boast a Genelec sound system based on the 4000 Series installation loudspeakers.
These active loudspeakers were specifically requested by Advicted founder Salvatore Brigaglia and welcomed by architect Ole Sondresen. In order to give the musical soul of Combo’s philosophy a visual form, dozens of 4030 and 4040 loudspeakers were chosen in black, whilst a number of smaller 4020s were selected in white.
Across the three sites, Advicted utilised a total of twenty-three 4020s, fifty-five 4030s and forty-one of the 4040 loudspeakers, all on a dedicated Dante network infrastructure built on X440-G2 Extreme Networks switches and a Biamp Tesira Server equipped with a Dante card.
Genelec speakers serve all of the conference and multi-purpose event rooms, which are equipped with AV presentation technology. They also serve as monitors in the radio booths in Turin and Milan, where Combo’s playlist is developed every day by the radio web team.
(Photos: Formentini Zanatta/Pepe Fotografia/Claudia Zalla)
Elation KL Panels illuminate classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles
The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Fellbach, Germany, is the official Mercedes-Benz showcase for classic cars. It offers original parts, repairs, restoration and information for historical Mercedes-Benz vehicles that have been out of production for at least fifteen years.
Mad Music Event Technology GmbH of Stuttgart was called on to upgrade a portion of the vehicle lighting at the Classic Center and chose a large number of full-color Elation Professional KL Panel LED softlights for the job.
(Photos: Mad Music Veranstaltungstechnik)
Elation Fuze Profile installed at Arena Wien
Vienna, Austria-based live event venue Arena Wien sought to upgrade its performance stage with a new profile luminaire and chose Elation’s Fuze Profile LED framing moving head for the job. The alt-music venue is located in a former slaughterhouse and houses a large hall for concerts, as well as two smaller rooms for events of all types.
Elation partner AVL-Medientechnik of Traiskirchen, located just south of Vienna, handled the complete upgrade project, including installation of the Fuze fixtures. The new lighting does not have a fixed position in the Arena rig but moves about as required by the variety of happenings the venue hosts from concerts to festivals and other live events.
Elation upgrade for German water tower
The Cineplex Cinetower Kinopark - sitting at the base of the nearly 40-meter high historic water tower in Alsdorf, Germany - offers more than 1,600 seats across nine theatres as well as the Zwei Brüder restaurant, a new kind of cinema and leisure experience all at the same location.
The water tower recently received a dynamic nighttime illumination courtesy of Elation Professional luminaires specified and installed by APA Showtechnik of Belgium. APA Showtechnik created a design, specified the lights and completed the installation. Chosen to light the tower’s tall brick column and bulbous steel top were Proteus Smarty Hybrid, Paladin Panel, and WW Profile HP IP fixtures, all IP65-rated luminaires, which is important as the lights will be exposed 365 days a year.
The fixtures are positioned in three separate groups on the roof of the cinema/restaurant - one of each fixture per group. The Paladin Panel is used as a washlight to lay down ground color, while the Proteus Smarty Hybrids overlay graphics onto the column and project logos onto the top. The WW Profiles, ellipsoidal spot fixtures that support B-size metal or HT transparency gobos, are fitted with a gobo of the Cineplex logo that is projected onto the wall at the base of the structure.
Corona: Madlife Stage & Studio in Georgia hosts live events with Elation
Madlife Stage & Studio, a 284-capacity live music venue and recording studio in Woodstock, Georgia, which like other live venues in the U.S. was forced to close earlier in the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, got the chance to reopen in late July.
“Madlife reopened at half capacity as one of the few places around holding live events”, says local lighting designer Caleb McClesky, who often helps at the venue, supporting house LD Brendon Rosenbaum and frequently supplementing the house rig with his own Elation lighting gear. “Patrons have to sit at tables so everyone is socially distanced. Staff is required to wear masks and the venue is sanitized between shows.”
Madlife’s permanent lighting rig includes Elation Colour Pendants, color-changing LED wash light pendants used for full-venue atmosphere changes, along with other lighting gear and Antari hazers.
For some bands, McClesky adds his own Platinum Spot 5R Pro and Platinum Spot III moving heads to the mix. “We usually place the Platinum Spot 5R Pros on stage for backlighting and side lighting”, he says. “The Platinum Spot IIIs we have at the corners of the stage for punch effects or we can dim them back for slower songs.”
Jean-Philippe Bourdon upgrades two studio sets with Elation
The game shows ‘Tout le monde veut prendre sa place’ and ‘N’oubliez pas les paroles!’, both broadcast on France 2, have been staples of French television for well over a decade.
Over the years, Jean-Philippe Bourdon, lighting designer and director of photography, has handled lighting duties for the programs and has recently added Elation Fuze Profile moving heads to his lighting toolbox. “On one of my shows the set was changed and I wanted to modernize the equipment by replacing my old VL 2500 Spots for another efficient mover,” he explains.
Bourdon specified the lighting for both productions, including placement of fixtures and programming, and designed effects such as on-set animation and audience illumination. His lighting setup consists of LED wash lights to highlight props and the audience, color changers to wash the first backdrop, one-lights and LED Pars on a second backdrop, and Ellipsoidal and 2K and 5K Fresnels for key light.
The Fuze Profile fixtures he uses for effects onto the floor, on props and onto the second backdrop. “I have ten of them on the floor and the other eleven are spread out on the grid,” he says.