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Von Braun Center showcases one of the world’s largest permanent installations of EAW Adaptive

14/02/2024

Genelec provides Danish retreat with a Smart IP solution

23/01/2024

Berghs School of Communication equips new home with Genelec Smart IP loudspeaker system

10/01/2024

Moviechrome Pixel Reality Studio LED Volume equipped with Brompton LED processing

09/01/2024

Jean-Louis Rousseaux chooses Elation for new France 24 news sets

04/01/2024

Nüssli realisiert Besucherzentrum der Saline Schweizerhalle

04/01/2024

Comédie-Francaise investiert erneut in LED-Technik von ETC

03/01/2024

Kscape and Samsung collaborate at Samsung Experience Centre in Frankfurt

19/12/2023

InRostock GmbH investiert in Stagemaker-Kettenzüge

11/12/2023

Stadtwerke Bochum Lounge im Vonovia Ruhrstadion mit dBTechnologies modernisiert

08/12/2023

Pentasonic Studios in Valencia nutzen Monitor-Lautsprecher von PSI Audio

07/12/2023

LIT installs Ayrton, MA, MDG and RapcoHorizon gear in Footprint Center for the Phoenix Suns

01/12/2023

Italy’s Experimental Cinematography Center adopts Alfalite LED screens for new virtual production studio

30/11/2023

DPA Microphones selected for Welsh National Opera

28/11/2023

Palatin Wiesloch mit Lichtlösung von Feiner Lichttechnik ausgestattet

17/11/2023

Sparks liefert GLP-Impression-X5-Washlights an die LDs Paule Constable, Tim Lutkin und Paul Pyant

09/11/2023

Fraunhofer Cingo technology brings cinematic experiences to BMW automobiles

08/11/2023

Alfalite LED screen installed at Norwegian School of Economics

08/11/2023

Notts County stadium equipped with Electro-Voice and Dynacord systems

07/11/2023

New Leoland space opens in Ukraine with Robe lighting installation

31/10/2023

StrandGut Resort in St. Peter-Ording stattet Hotelgäste mit Sound-Equipment von Neumann aus

30/10/2023

Herrenhäuser Gärten nutzen Hyperion-Fresnels von Spotlight

27/10/2023

Videlio expands looks for Basilica of Saint Pius X with Chauvet

24/10/2023

Quantum invests in Robe Esprites for Moon Palace

24/10/2023

SDF erneuert Beleuchtung im Kulturzentrum Großenhain mit LSC und Elation

23/10/2023

Von Braun Center showcases one of the world’s largest permanent installations of EAW Adaptive

When officials at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, approved a transformative renovation project at the multi-purpose facility, the task of installing a new audio system was awarded to Verta Technologies. Spearheaded by Christian Tuttle, Principal and CEO of Verta Technologies, the company selected an Adaptive audio system from Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW).

 

The Von Braun Center has undergone extensive renovations over the past two years and sought a comprehensive update for its aging audio system at the 10,000-seat Propst Arena, home to the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Huntsville Havoc. This is in addition to EAW Adaptive being deployed in the 1,300-capacity Mars Music Hall and the 2,000-seat Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. While Propst Arena is primarily used for hockey, all three of the Von Braun Center’s venues can host touring productions of any scale.

 

“The Von Braun Center now boasts one of the largest permanent installations of EAW Adaptive under one roof in the world”, states Tuttle. With a looming hockey season and a tight project completion timeline, Verta Technologies executed a rush project for the arena, receiving the purchase order in July and completing the installation with a week to spare before the first hockey game in mid-October.

 

After extensive research, the Von Braun Center chose the EAW Adaptive system for the arena, with Anya chosen for the main speakers to meet the venue’s specific asthetic, as well as electro-acoustic requirements. The space offers a “hub-and-spoke” ceiling structure, where the primary load bearing beams meet in the center compared to the typical rectangular grid structure in most arenas.

 

Considering this, the installation included a range of hangs, with the shortest being three-boxes all the way up to seven-boxes - for a total of twelve clusters around the bowl. Each configuration leverages Adaptive’s ability to expand horizontal coverage by adding another column to the array. Otto subs are centrally located in the hub providing seamless horizontal coverage of the sub band, EAW QX 566 speakers for ice fills, and a QSC Q-Sys backbone for DSP and control completed the audio solution.

 

“Using EAW’s Resolution software, we were able to steer the audio precisely to the audience from the first row all the way to the back row, so that every seat sounds exactly the same, from a frequency standpoint”, adds Tuttle. “We could also expand the horizontal coverage from a single rigging location. A lot of people don’t realize how difficult it is to get smooth SPL throughout a space, and this is a huge range of multi-tiered seats. The EAW Adaptive system ensures everyone in the venue gets the same experience.”

 

The Mars Music Hall and Mark C. Smith Concert Hall house both EAW Anna and Anya systems as well as Otto subwoofers. The Concert Hall will soon feature its AC6 column loudspeakers.

 

(Photos: Eastern Acoustic Works/Von Braun Center)

 

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Genelec provides Danish retreat with a Smart IP solution

Genelec provides Danish retreat with a Smart IP solution
Genelec provides Danish retreat with a Smart IP solution

Set in the hills of the Danish countryside, the HimmerLand resort combines golf and spa facilities with bistros, a bowling alley, outdoor sporting activities and flexible meeting spaces. HimmerLand recently expanded its offering to include a large multipurpose hall, smaller meeting rooms, a golf simulator and fitness centre. Leading the AV design and integration was Comm2ig, a Danish company specialising in technology solutions, who opted for a Genelec Smart IP loudspeaker system.

 

“The off-axis dispersion of Genelec models is very helpful for meeting rooms”, explains Søren Maibom, solution manager and sound designer at Comm2ig. “HimmerLand also wanted a Nordic design for these spaces, and Genelec’s form factor works well in this context.” Comm2ig chose six of Genelec’s 4430 Smart IP loudspeakers in black for the meeting spaces.

 

“The Smart IP models offer a local analogue input in addition to being a networked IP solution. They can also be monitored remotely, which is great for troubleshooting”, continues Maibom. As Comm2ig were concluding their work on HimmerLand’s new meeting rooms, the resort threw the integrators a new brief - to completely renovate the resort’s existing bar into the new Larsens Sportsbar & Bistro in a timeframe of five months.

 

Maibom and his team once again turned to Genelec for help with Larsens. “We decided on another Smart IP solution, comprising a combination of 22 of the 4420 and 4430 models”, he says. As HimmerLand is dedicated to reduce its carbon footprint wherever possible, the low power consumption of the Smart IP family - with its efficient Class D amplifier design and PoE compatibility - aligned with the resort’s values. “The power consumption for the whole system is 120 W”, says Maibom. “When all 22 loudspeakers in the sports bar are run at an SPL of 75 dB, they draw around 5.2 W each.”

 

On the ground floor, Comm2ig supplied a Smart IP solution across the entrance hall, bar area, seating area and a VIP space for private parties. On the first floor, the volume is louder as it caters for a more typical sports bar/nightclub vibe, so most of the loudspeakers were installed there, alongside four screens that show regular sports content. Additionally, there is a children’s playroom with interactive projection, where a set of Smart IP models are installed, too. AMX is used to control the video and a Q-Sys control system takes care of the audio.

 

(Photos: Comm2ig/Genelec/HimmerLand)

 

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Berghs School of Communication equips new home with Genelec Smart IP loudspeaker system

Berghs School of Communication equips new home with Genelec Smart IP loudspeaker system

Established in 1941, Berghs School of Communication offers a curriculum that covers everything from brand strategy to content design, illustration, marketing and art direction. When the school made the move to the newly developed Gasverket - a former gas plant in Stockholm, Sweden, that is now home to a growing community of cultural, educational, and social enterprises - it required a new audio solution. Working alongside Stockholm-based integrators Scan AV, Berghs chose a Genelec Smart IP loudspeaker system for its new venture.

 

The Berghs project began with a network that spanned all three storeys of the building, allowing Scan AV to cover the required areas with ease whilst offering the flexibility to adapt the sound system as needed. Berghs’ previous campus was powered by over thirty Genelec 4020 installation models. The new system at Gasverket comprises twenty-four Genelec 4430 Smart IP loudspeakers, alongside eight of the previously used 4020 models that were brought over to be used as auditorium fills.

 

The Smart IP loudspeakers are distributed throughout the building, with a Xilica FR-1 DSP connected via Dante to the loudspeakers - giving Berghs full control over the system. Zone one covers an open area between the entrance and the classrooms, as well as an informal hangout space and study area for students. Zone two covers the reception area and café, while zone three is a large open workspace. Zone four covers Berghs’ co-working area, and zone five plays audio over an open elevated office space that is used by teachers, academics and their administration team. To configure and calibrate the new system, Scan AV made use of Genelec’s Smart IP Manager software.

 

“The entire building that Berghs now inhabits is equipped with integrated networked AV systems”, says Dragan Nedeljkovic, audio integrator at Scan AV. “Audio, video and system control are all placed on Berghs’ physical network and supply large meeting and auditorium functionality to the school’s bigger events. Everything is connected on one PoE+ powered network that spans four server rooms. This was key to the brief that we first received from Berghs. Their system includes a variety of AVoIP units, mixing consoles, cameras, projectors, control systems and Dante audio connections, all living on one network that integrates with the Smart IP range.”

 

(Photos: Peder Carlsson/Berghs School of Communication)

 

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Moviechrome Pixel Reality Studio LED Volume equipped with Brompton LED processing

Moviechrome Pixel Reality Studio LED Volume equipped with Brompton LED processing

Milan-based production service Moviechrome has recently introduced its Pixel Reality Studio LED Volume, a cornerstone in virtual production and the first studio in Europe that features Absen PR technology with a 2.5 pixel pitch resolution. Powered by Brompton Technology LED processing, it is suited for a wide array of productions, from high-budget blockbusters to indie films, automotive inserts, packshots and consumption shots.

 

“The idea for the Moviechrome Pixel Reality Studio LED Volume stemmed from a desire to revolutionise the film and production industry with cutting-edge technology combined with our SFX team and Bolt robot motion control”, says Edoardo Mari, CEO at Moviechrome (Milano). “The initial concept was not solely client-requested but emerged from our foresight into the evolving needs of the industry. We recognised the increasing demand for more efficient, flexible, and creative filming environments, especially in the wake of challenges posed by global events such as the pandemic.”

 

The LED Volume spans 13.5 m in width, 4.5 m in height, and features a total resolution of 5400 x 1800. The motorised LED Volume ceiling is 5 m in width, 3 m in height, and includes a resolution of 2000 x 1200. The entire set-up is driven by four 4k Tessera SX40 LED processors and eight Tessera 10G data distribution units from Brompton Technology. Moviechrome Pixel Reality Studio LED Volume was officially opened in October 2023.

 

(Photo: Brompton Technology/Moviechrome)

 

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Jean-Louis Rousseaux chooses Elation for new France 24 news sets

Jean-Louis Rousseaux chooses Elation for new France 24 news sets
Jean-Louis Rousseaux chooses Elation for new France 24 news sets

Director of photography Jean-Louis Rousseaux has been responsible for lighting the sets of television network France 24 since 2008. Last summer, he and his team lit two France 24 TV news sets using Elation broadcast lighting supplied by Elation distributor Best Audio and Lighting.

 

As on most sets today used to produce broadcast news magazines, France 24 installed LED screens around the entire periphery of the sets. The space was also equipped with soffits and spandrels made of RGBW LED strips and treated with a night and day material which has the particularity of allowing saturated colors to be obtained.

 

“The surface area used on the sets being small (50 square meters), I was worried about the impact of this entire LED installation on the colorimetric reproduction of the presenters in front of the cameras”, comments Rousseaux. “I chose Paladin Cubes to allow me to compensate in color for the dominance provided by the screens and LED strips. It’s a process that I have already implemented on the set of ‘C’est dans l’Air’ and which has been working on a daily basis for three years.”

 

The Paladin Cube is a compact RGBW floodlight with 3 x 1 cell control. Output is at 3,200 lumens and operation is completely noiseless. “The possibility of controlling their diffusion angle and the fact that they are compact allowed me to place them on the entire periphery”, continues Rousseaux. He specified 84 units and distributed them all around the sets.

 

As for the choice of a small Fresnel light for backlighting, the director of photography turned to Elation’s KL Fresnel 4 CW, a 50 W Fresnel light with 5,600 K cold white LED engine. Incorporating 42 units total, the Kl Fresnel 4 CW includes a number of features for broadcast environments including a 14° to 33° wide manual zoom.

 

“The sets are lit at a color temperature of 4,300 K but I wanted cooler backlighting so I chose 5,600 K projectors”, explains Rousseaux. Installed throughout the ceiling to provide bright and clean light for the studio, he says the advantage of the Fresnel projectors with shutter blades is that they can better control the beams of light.

 

Rousseaux equipped them with N6 or N9 gelatin to avoid over-shining at the top of the head and keep the main illumination on the shoulders so as to best highlight the subjects. Used for data distribution on the project are Netron EN4 nodes from Obsidian Control Systems.

 

(Photos: Elation/France 24)

 

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Nüssli realisiert Besucherzentrum der Saline Schweizerhalle

Die Saline Schweizerhalle ist die Salzproduktionsstätte in der Schweiz und Teil der Schweizer Salinen AG. Für den Standort Schweizerhalle in Pratteln in Basel-Land realisierte und baute Nüssli ein neues Besucherzentrum mit Verkaufsladen, Café und Kino als Start neuer Erlebnisrundgänge, bei denen Besucher Informationen über die Geschichte und die Salzproduktion der Saline Schweizerhalle erhalten.

 

Nüssli konnte in einem Ausschreibungsverfahren den Auftrag für sich gewinnen. Als Generalunternehmer realisierte Nüssli zunächst den Rückbau der vorhandenen Gebäude, bevor mit dem Holzneubau und dem damit verbundenen Innenausbau und den Umgebungsarbeiten begonnen wurde.

 

Der 18 x 10 Meter grosse Neubau ist mit einem bestehenden Gebäude verbunden, in dem sich das künftige Kino befindet. Im neuen Besucherzentrum sind zudem der Empfang, ein Verkaufsbereich und ein Café sowie sanitäre Einrichtungen untergebracht.

 

Die Nüssli-Schreinerei produzierte die Möbel, etwa einen zentral platzierten, beidseitig konfigurierten Tresen, der sowohl als Empfangs- als auch als Bar-/Bistro-Möbel dient, sowie unterschiedlich hoch und tief angeordnete Verkaufsregale und Präsentationsmöbel.

 

(Fotos: Pascal Gertschen)

 

www.nussli.com

 

Comédie-Francaise investiert erneut in LED-Technik von ETC

Comédie-Francaise investiert erneut in LED-Technik von ETC
Comédie-Francaise investiert erneut in LED-Technik von ETC

Das geschichtsträchtige Nationaltheater „La Comédie-Francaise“ in Paris hat erneut in Lichttechnik von ETC investiert: Angeschafft wurden 27 High End Systems Halcyon Platinum sowie zwölf High End Systems Halcyon Gold.

 

„In der Comédie-Francaise wurden bereits die High-End-Systems-Moving-Lights SolaFrame Studio, SolaFrame 2000 und SolaFrame 3000 installiert“, sagt Nicolas Da Canal, ETC-Verkaufsleiter für Frankreich. Geliefert und installiert wurden die neuen ETC-Scheinwerfer vom französischen ETC-Partner B-Live.

 

Die Halcyon-Gold-Scheinwerfer wurden am ersten Bühnenzug integriert, die Halcyon Platinum kommen weiter hinten auf der Bühne zum Einsatz. „Der Vorteil der Platinum-Scheinwerfer ist, dass sie selbst in der High-Fidelity-Version standardmäßig 38.000 Lumen liefern, im Boost-Modus sogar bis zu 46.000 Lumen“, so Da Canal. Das sei zwar immer noch weniger als die 70.000 Lumen der Ultra-Bright-Version, aber genug, um den Scheinwerfer vielfältig einsetzen zu können. „Vor allem hat die High-Fidelity-Engine einen CCT-Wert von 6.000 K, der nahe an HMI-Quellen liegt“, ergänzt Da Canal.

 

(Fotos: ETC/Salle Richelieu)

 

www.etcconnect.com

 

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Kscape and Samsung collaborate at Samsung Experience Centre in Frankfurt

Kscape and Samsung collaborate at Samsung Experience Centre in Frankfurt

Samsung has collaborated with Kscape, part of the K-array professional audio ecosystem, to transform the meeting room experience at the Samsung Display Experience Centre in Frankfurt. The result is a solution based around Kscape Rail.

 

The inspiration for this project can be traced back to conversations between Kris Hogg, Head of Partnerships at Samsung, and Tom Ríby, Global Sales and Marketing Manager at Kscape. “Kris and I shared a frustration with modern meeting room disorganisation and complexity. It was clear to us that the productivity buzzkill caused by cable clutter and technological issues during video calls was a massive time and money drain to businesses”, explains Ríby. “We started discussing how Rail and Samsung could be used together to create an intelligent meeting space - free from cables and with effortless plug-and-play connectivity.”

 

Within the meeting space, two Rail units with symmetric, tunable lighting are installed above the table. A Truffle-KTR25 subwoofer from K-array, positioned under the table, adds depth to the audio experience. A K-array Kommander-KA04 amplifier powers both Rail and Truffle. “Thanks to the integration of control plug-ins the tunable lighting and audio can be controlled through the AMX Muse controller, giving room occupants the ability to adjust the room ambience throughout the day”, notes Ríby.

 

Samsung’s The Wall screen, composed of modular LED panels, is used at the front of the room for formal executive meetings. A Samsung Flip 85’’ screen at the back of the room is used for more informal, collaborative meeting needs. Video conferencing is through a Logitech Rally Plus system. AMX CTC Pro acts as the unifying control system for all room technology and provides users with a plug-and-play experience. The room controls can switch between meeting mode and video conference mode, eliminating the need to adjust speakers or plug in additional devices or laptops.

 

(Photos: K-array/Samsung)

 

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Kscape and Samsung collaborate at Samsung Experience Centre in FrankfurtKscape and Samsung collaborate at Samsung Experience Centre in Frankfurt

InRostock GmbH investiert in Stagemaker-Kettenzüge

InRostock GmbH investiert in Stagemaker-Kettenzüge

Die InRostock GmbH Messen, Kongresse & Events betreibt mit der HanseMesse und der StadtHalle Rostock die beiden größten Eventlocations im deutschen Nordosten. Das Messe-, Musik-, Sport- und Kulturprogramm lockt jährlich mehr als 500.000 Gäste in die beiden Multifunktionshallen der Hansestadt.

 

Um speziell die StadtHalle in der aktuell angespannten Personalsituation unabhängiger von externen Rigging-Dienstleistungen zu machen, investierte das Unternehmen kürzlich in insgesamt 26 D8-Plus-Kettenzüge von Stagemaker.

 

Sechzehn der kompakten Stagemaker-SR1-Elektrokettenzüge mit Direktsteuerung und einer Traglast von 250 kg sowie zehn der größeren Stagemaker SL5 IP mit 500 kg Traglast sind seit Herbst in der StadtHalle Rostock im Einsatz. Zur Steuerung der Hebezeuge stehen zwei FirstStage-Motorsteuerungen MC-12D sowie die passende Funkbedienung FirstStage WMC-12 zur Verfügung. Mit der kompakten Direktsteuerung MC-12D lassen sich bis zu zwölf drehstrombetriebene D8- bzw. D8-plus-Elektrokettenzüge mit einer maximalen Motorleistung von 1,9 kW betreiben.

 

„Wir selbst und unsere Dienstleister spürten den derzeitigen Personalmangel zuletzt immer deutlicher. Fällt bei unserem dicht getakteten Programm ein Dienstleister aus, kommen viel Mühe und deutlich höhere Kosten auf uns zu, um Ausfälle zu kompensieren und die StadtHalle rechtzeitig für bevorstehende Veranstaltungen zu rüsten“, erläutert Felix Scharff, technischer Leiter der InRostock GmbH. „Daher mussten wir neue Wege suchen, um unseren Bedarf abzusichern, und investierten in den letzten Monaten gezielt in die Erweiterung der vorhandenen Rigging-Technik, um speziell im Konferenz- und Kongressbereich autarker zu werden.“

 

Sämtliche Stagemaker-Motoren sind in der Stadthalle fest installiert worden. Die gesamte Rigging-Technik wurde von Cast Distribution aus Hagen geliefert.

 

(Fotos: Cast C. Adolph & RST Distribution GmbH/InRostock GmbH)

 

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InRostock GmbH investiert in Stagemaker-KettenzügeInRostock GmbH investiert in Stagemaker-Kettenzüge

Stadtwerke Bochum Lounge im Vonovia Ruhrstadion mit dBTechnologies modernisiert

Im Zuge einer Modernisierung der Stadtwerke-Bochum-Lounge im Vonovia Ruhrstadion, der Heimstätte des VfL Bochum 1848, wurde in Kooperation mit der Szenenwerk GmbH & Co. KG eine neue Beschallungsanlage von dBTechnologies in der Lounge installiert. Für die Projektplanung zeichnete die Elektro Grawe GmbH, die auch schon im Jahr 2011 an einer Modernisierung des Stadions beteiligt gewesen war, verantwortlich.

 

Die Szenenwerk GmbH unter Geschäftsführer Dennis Neßler installierte im Zuge der Modernisierung 76 Einheiten der 2-Wege-Multifunktionslautsprecher LVX 8 von dBTechnologies dauerhaft in der Deckenstruktur. Mittels der digitalen Steuerung der neuen Anlage lässt sich die Beschallung individuell auf verschiedene Eventgrößen anpassen.

 

Die Pressekonferenzen im Anschluss an Heimspieltage des VfL Bochum etwa können von bis zu 1.200 Besuchern in der Stadtwerke Bochum Lounge mitverfolgt werden. Mittlerweile hat sich die Lounge zudem als Location für jährlich über 200 Veranstaltungen etabliert, darunter Kongresse, Tagungen, Messen, Barcamps, Workshops, Vorträge und Weihnachtsfeiern.

 

Gruppenfoto (v.l.n.r.): Michael Pötz, Sales Manager dBTechnologies Deutschland GmbH; Sebastian Kleffmann, Leiter der Event-Abteilung des VfL Bochum 1848; Dennis Neßler, Geschäftsführer der Szenenwerk GmbH & Co. KG. (Fotocredits: dBTechnologies Deutschland GmbH/Sascha Gansen)

 

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Pentasonic Studios in Valencia nutzen Monitor-Lautsprecher von PSI Audio

Pentasonic Studios in Valencia nutzen Monitor-Lautsprecher von PSI Audio

In den Pentasonic Studios im spanischen Valencia kommen Lautsprecher und Subwoofer von PSI Audio zum Einsatz. Studiobetreiber und Produzent Sergio Peiró verwendet ein Setup aus A25-M zusammen mit A225-M-Subwoofern. Der Studiokomplex umfasst drei Aufnahmeräume. Die Regie ist um einen Icon-Controller für Pro Tools aufgebaut und bietet zahlreiche analoge Outboard-Elemente in den Racks.

 

„Was ich nicht hören kann, kann ich auch nicht mit dem EQ bearbeiten“, sagt Peiró. „Das klingt wie ein Klischee, aber ich habe hier jetzt diesen tollen Arbeitsplatz und merke erst, wie wichtig Akustik und gute Lautsprecher sind.“ Für Peiró sei es entscheidend, dass die Hörumgebung präzise wiedergibt, was in der DAW oder im Aufnahmeraum passiert.

 

„Ein gutes Hör-Setup hilft, zu entscheiden, ob die Mikrofonposition geändert werden muss - oder gleich das ganze Mikrofon“, erklärt er. „Dann muss man nicht versuchen, sich vorzustellen, wie das Ergebnis am Ende klingen wird.“ Bei der Auswahl der Monitor-Lautsprecher entschied sich Peiró nach Tests mehrerer Marken für Produkte von PSI Audio.

 

Vorbei seien damit die Zeiten, in denen das Gegenhören auf verschiedenen anderen Anlagen ein notwendiger Schritt im kreativen Prozess war: „Es war unmöglich, den Klang zuverlässig zu bewerten. Wenn ich das Studio verließ und den Mix über meine AirPods oder im Auto hörte, wollte ich direkt zurückgehen und Änderungen machen“, erinnert er sich. „Ich musste nach Peak-Metern mischen, um zu wissen, ob ich den Bass oder die Höhen übertrieb. Glücklicherweise ist das jetzt alles Geschichte.“

 

(Foto: Pentasonic Studios/Relec SA)

 

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LIT installs Ayrton, MA, MDG and RapcoHorizon gear in Footprint Center for the Phoenix Suns

LIT Lighting in Tempe, Arizona, recently specified, designed, sold and installed new lighting and production equipment in the Footprint Center, home arena of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. The installation, which comprised a new entertainment lighting solution, included Ayrton, MA Lighting, MDG and RapcoHorizon brands, all exclusively distributed in North America by ACT Entertainment.

 

“Pro basketball is not just a game anymore, it showcases elements promoting crowd activation and interaction, which at the Footprint Center include a dance team, half-time performances, and a dunk team with trampolines and the team mascot”, says LIT Lighting Project Manager Casey Jones. “There are a ton of moving pieces that now require entertainment lighting solutions to guarantee that fans have a better experience at games in every possible way.”

 

LIT Lighting, which specializes in professional lighting, video and special effects production and staff for live events, selected 27 Ayrton Huracán LT fixtures at the heart of the system. Twenty-six of the Huracáns are active with twenty mounted in 40-foot truss in each corner of the court where they can cover “anything, anywhere with spots, gobos and colour”, notes Jones. Six Huracáns are under the east and west videoboards, three per side, to ensure facial lighting.

 

LIT Lighting also chose a GrandMA3 full size console to control house lighting, illuminate the players’ benches and control haze. Jones is programming the system in MA3 mode. Four MDG ATMe haze generators are now on hand, too. “People want to see beams of light and atmosphere but not fog”, says Jones. “After testing several systems ATMe seemed the best product for the job. Its particulates are thin enough that they disperse quickly so people don’t see clouds when the arena lights come back on after the entertainment.”

 

Additionally, RapcoHorizon custom fabricated Socapex power distribution boxes tailored to the large venue. “They enable us to have smaller custom drops around the catwalk to power each truss”, explains Jones. The new gear was quickly put to use on two pre-season games for the Phoenix Suns and was ready to go for the team’s first regular season game, October 28.

 

“Although I drove the design of the new system myself, ACT was incredibly helpful throughout the project”, concludes Jones. “They provided demos, answered all my questions and connected me to other users - and lighting for basketball is a pretty unique use case.”

 

(Photos: Jesse Colocado)

 

www.ayrton.eu

www.actentertainment.com

 

Italy’s Experimental Cinematography Center adopts Alfalite LED screens for new virtual production studio

Italy’s Experimental Cinematography Center adopts Alfalite LED screens for new virtual production studio

Alfalite announces that Italy’s Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Experimental Cinematography Center), the oldest film school in Western Europe, has acquired its Modularpix Pro LED panels with Orim technology for its new virtual production studio. The deal has been carried out by Broadcast Digital Service (BDS), the brand’s local distributor for the Broadcast and VP XR markets.

 

The Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia was established in 1935 in Rome and aims to promote the art and technique of cinematography and cinema in the country. It is the most important institution in Italy for education, research and experimentation in the field of cinema, and in its broadest sense, film, documentary, fiction and animation.

 

The institution has added a new virtual production studio, which has just been officially opened, to train its students in VP and XR technologies, which are gaining ground in the entertainment, film, advertising, events and media industries. The studio incorporates motion capture, motion tracking, virtual and augmented reality, 3D and LED solutions from brands such as Movella/Xsens, Manus, Pixotope, Alfalite, NovaStar and Epic Games/Unreal Engine. 

 

Specifically, BDS installed an Alfalite VP XR Modularpix Pro 1.9 Orim LEDWall, an Alfalite VP XR Modularpix Pro 3.9 HB LEDCeiling and an Alfalite VP XR Modularpix Pro 1.9 Orim LEDTotem. BDS has also installed in its showroom in Rome a studio equipped with Mo-Sys StarTracker, Alfalite LED, Pixotope and Xsens motion capture technology for demonstrations and training. BDS selected for its room an Alfalite Modularpix Pro 1.9 screen of 3.5 x 2.5 meters with Orim VP XR technology.

 

(Photos: Alfalite/Broadcast Digital Service)

 

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Italy’s Experimental Cinematography Center adopts Alfalite LED screens for new virtual production studioItaly’s Experimental Cinematography Center adopts Alfalite LED screens for new virtual production studio

DPA Microphones selected for Welsh National Opera

DPA Microphones selected for Welsh National Opera

The Welsh National Opera has brought on sound designer Sebastian Frost to help with the audio on various productions, such as “Kiss Me Kate”, “Migrations” and most recently “Candide”. To showcase the orchestra, which was on stage behind the performers during the production of “Candide”, Frost chose to close mic all the high strings using DPA Microphones’ 4099 Instrument Microphone and put the rest of the orchestra on the 2012 Compact Cardioid Microphone. He also used a 4055 Kick Drum Microphone for the show.

 

For the theater’s production of “Migrations” last year, he deployed DPA’s 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid and 4011 Cardioid Condenser Microphones. Frost, who trained at the Guildhall School of Music Drama before setting out as a sound designer for both corporate and theater companies, including West End and Broadway, says he will continue to use DPA Microphones, no matter the production. “I tend to send a lot of fallback down to the orchestra, and the DPA microphones respond well because of their tight coverage patterns”, he states.

 

(Photo: Gareth Iwan Jones)

 

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Palatin Wiesloch mit Lichtlösung von Feiner Lichttechnik ausgestattet

Palatin Wiesloch mit Lichtlösung von Feiner Lichttechnik ausgestattet
Palatin Wiesloch mit Lichtlösung von Feiner Lichttechnik ausgestattet

Das Palatin, ein Kongresshotel und Kulturzentrum in Wiesloch im Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, wurde im Jahr 1992 eröffnet. In dem als Stadthalle mit Hotel konzipierten Komplex finden unter anderem Kongresse, Tagungen, Konzerte, Theateraufführungen und Ausstellungen statt.

 

Der Staufersaal des Palatin Hotels ist für Tagungen, Konferenzen, Konzerte und besondere Anlässe vorgesehen. Für die energieeffiziente Erneuerung der in die Jahre gekommenen Saalbeleuchtung entwickelte Feiner Lichttechnik ein optimiertes Umrüstungskonzept auf LED-Technik, das einerseits an die bestehende Atmosphäre des Saals angepasst wurde als auch dem Wunsch nach größerer Helligkeit Rechnung trägt.

 

Umgesetzt wurde eine rein warmweiße Beleuchtung des Saals mit über 260 Electron-Talus-Downlights in der Farbtemperatur 2.700 K und einem Farbwiedergabe-Index von CRI 90. Die voraussichtliche Energieeinsparung beträgt bei den Nennleistungen der Leuchten ohne Regelung und trotz der erhöhten Lichtleistung gegenüber dem Altbestand 85 Prozent.

 

Die Ansteuerung der Downlights erfolgt per DMX mit 16 bit und damit optimalem Dimmverhalten im Veranstaltungsbetrieb über siebzig FBox-6-x-1.050-mA- und zehn 6-x-700-mA-LED-Dimmer von Feiner. Die Beleuchtungsanlage arbeitet damit flickerfrei und kameratauglich. Zur Signalverteilung wurden Proplex-Switches und Netzwerk-Nodes eingesetzt. Als Neuerung wurde im Saal zusätzlich eine farbige Wandbeleuchtung über eingebaute RGBW-Downlights eingeführt, was die Einfärbung der Wände ohne Aufstellen von LED-Pars ermöglicht.

 

Insgesamt wurden 152 Electron Talus FX (37 W), sechzig Electron Talus FX (31 W), fünfzig Electron Talus ADJ (schwenkbare Downlights, 37 W), 42 Electron Kronos (42 W), dreißig Electron Ronelo ADJ (43 W) und 72 Electron-4-Kanal-RGBW-Treiber sowie die genannten Feiner-FBox-Treiber mit Puls-Netzteilen installiert.

 

(Fotos: Feiner Lichttechnik)

 

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Sparks liefert GLP-Impression-X5-Washlights an die LDs Paule Constable, Tim Lutkin und Paul Pyant

Sparks liefert GLP-Impression-X5-Washlights an die LDs Paule Constable, Tim Lutkin und Paul Pyant

Drei Theater-Lichtdesigner des West End/Broadway nutzen den neuen Impression X5 Wash von GLP, um aktuelle oder kommende Shows zu beleuchten, allesamt beliefert von Sparks Theatrical Hire. Den Anfang machte Lichtdesignerin Paule Constable, die das Washlight ursprünglich für „Guys and Dolls“ am Londoner Bridge Theatre angefordert hatte. Es folgten Tim Lutkin, der für die Beleuchtung von „The Crucible“ am Gielgud Theatre verantwortlich ist, und Paul Pyant, der gerade „Noises Off“ am Theatre Royal Haymarket gestaltet.

 

„Das sind drei sehr renommierte Designer“, stellt Paul Anderson von Sparks Theatrical Hire fest, der selbst ein Spezialist für Theaterlichtdesign ist. „Schon früh im (‘Guys and Dolls’)-Prozess traten wir an Paule heran, um zu hören, welche Ausstattung sie sich wünscht. Da sie gerade eine Show am Broadway mit den Impression X5 beleuchtet hatte, standen die Geräte erneut auf ihrer Wunschliste.“

 

Sparks bestellte die dreißig Stück im Voraus, da das Team um den globalen Komponentenmangel wusste und Anderson selbst die Geräte noch prüfen wollte. „Wir kannten die Impression X4 Washes und haben natürlich tonnenweise Impression X4 Bars 20 in unserem Mietbestand. Letztlich waren die X5 nur zwei Tage im Lager, um die Inventarisierung und die Tests durchzuführen, bevor sie direkt ans Theater gingen“, erklärt er und fügt hinzu: „Nachdem wir dreißig Stück gekauft haben, sind wir nun dabei, weitere (für ‘Noises Off’) zu kaufen.“

 

Fotos: „Guys and Dolls“-Inszenierung am Londoner Bridge Theatre. (Fotocredit: Manuel Harlan)

 

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Sparks liefert GLP-Impression-X5-Washlights an die LDs Paule Constable, Tim Lutkin und Paul PyantSparks liefert GLP-Impression-X5-Washlights an die LDs Paule Constable, Tim Lutkin und Paul Pyant

Fraunhofer Cingo technology brings cinematic experiences to BMW automobiles

Fraunhofer Cingo technology brings cinematic experiences to BMW automobiles
Fraunhofer Cingo technology brings cinematic experiences to BMW automobiles

The new BMW 7 Series can be ordered with the BMW Theatre Screen and Fraunhofer Cingo technology for realistic headphone playback, turning the car into a rolling cinema. With 31.3 inches, the 8K BMW Theatre Screen in the rear of the BMW 7 Series is the largest display in a serial car today.

 

The enveloping sound is delivered by the car’s integrated surround sound system or through headphones. In this case, the Fraunhofer Cingo technology ensures the desired sound for the BMW Rear Seat Entertainment Experience.

 

Conventional headphone playback can only partially represent the spatial dimension of an acoustic scene. This means that you usually perceive sounds in your head only, and not as if they were positioned around you like in real life. Fraunhofer Cingo simulates a natural sound field in which virtual sound sources can be freely positioned.

 

This adds a new spatiality to audio content while keeping it free from any unwanted sound coloring. Passengers can enjoy a sound image through their headphones that is as spatial as the one from the premium speaker system.

 

Cingo has been integrated into the built-in Fire TV operating system of the Rear Seat Entertainment Experience, which is now available across all models of the BMW 7 Series. The Fraunhofer technology provides headphone playback of stereo and 5.1 surround sound for streamed content on apps like Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, and YouTube.

 

(Photos: BMW/Fraunhofer IIS)

 

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Alfalite LED screen installed at Norwegian School of Economics

Alfalite LED screen installed at Norwegian School of Economics

Alfalite, the only European manufacturer of LED screens, announces its first project in Norway in collaboration with its partner Caverion. The Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen has installed a 9 x 2 meter Alfalite ModularpixPro 1.5 LED screen with Orim (Optical Resin Injection Module) technology.

 

The installation was part of the renovation project of the NHH carried out by Caverion to improve energy efficiency and save costs by modernising the existing 12,000-square-metre building. Caverion’s total technical solutions delivery included heating and sanitation, ventilation and air conditioning, cooling, electricity, information and communication services, including AV, security and safety, and automation.

 

The Alfalite LED screen has been mounted in NHH’s biggest auditorium in Bergen. “We've answered our customers’ demand for a display by replacing four projectors with the Alfalite LED screen”, explains Torodd Lund, Business Development Manager AV, Caverion Norge AS. “This solution empowers NHH to seamlessly showcase content from three PCs side by side, enhancing the educational experience at the school.”

 

(Photos: Alfalite/Caverion/NHH)

 

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Alfalite LED screen installed at Norwegian School of EconomicsAlfalite LED screen installed at Norwegian School of Economics

Notts County stadium equipped with Electro-Voice and Dynacord systems

Notts County, the oldest professional football club in the world, has upgraded the sound system at its Meadow Lane stadium. Having experienced the challenges of an aging PA for several years, the club from Nottingham, UK, opted to invest in a new solution to improve the matchday experience while also meeting the life safety requirements of the 18,816-capacity ground. To achieve these goals, Notts County turned to Electro-Voice, Dynacord and Bosch equipment.

 

Notts County enlisted the help of local systems integrator UK Audio Engineering to design the new sound system. In turn, the installer called on the support of the Electro-Voice and Dynacord UK office. “We worked with the UK Audio Engineering team to design the system from the ground up”, explains Arthur Achard, Electro-Voice and Dynacord Senior Sales Manager. “There were no drawings available for the stadium, so we measured all the stands, the step count and the height of the roof. From this we could design acoustically what would fit best into the space we had.”

 

The design called on forty EVH1152D 15’’ two-way coaxial loudspeakers supplemented by eighteen EVF2151D subwoofers to provide a PA that could be compliant with safety requirements while also working for entertainment. These are driven by five IPX10:8 and one IPX5:4 fixed-installation amplifiers with processing and control via a pair of MXE5 Matrix Mix Engines.

 

“The MXE5 allows us to recall presets for different matchday situations while the pro-sound solution is connected to the life-safety system via GPIO ports”, says Electro-Voice and Dynacord Sales Manager Richard Leadbitter. “There’s a lot of processing that goes on there that allows us to tune the system.” The loudspeakers at Meadow Lane are all controlled and monitored via Sonicue Sound System Software. “We worked with the end-user to give them a custom GUI for control”, notes Leadbitter.

 

The second aspect of the sound system was to ensure that all required safety standards were met. To achieve this, UK Audio Engineering recommended a Bosch Praesensa system that could directly connect into the pro sound system. “Praesensa takes care of all of the public address and any life-safety critical communications that need to be made”, concludes Achard.

 

(Photos: Bosch)

 

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New Leoland space opens in Ukraine with Robe lighting installation

New Leoland space opens in Ukraine with Robe lighting installation
New Leoland space opens in Ukraine with Robe lighting installation

Leoland, a 300,000 square meter sports, educational entertainment and leisure complex for the whole family in Lviv, Ukraine, has just opened a new multipurpose conference/concert space, which enhances its facilities at the heart of the city.

 

The room features 270-degree projections and is lit with Robe products including eight Viva CMYs to cover the stage, together with twenty-six LEDWash 600+s and eight ParFect 150s that are positioned around the ceiling, all delivered by one of Robe’s Ukrainian distributors, Sound House, based in Dnipro.

 

The lights were chosen for their size and power - the height to the ceiling is 5.7 metres, so physically smaller fixtures were needed, and they had to be bright and intense to fill the space and to dovetail in with the video projections for which Sound House worked closely with video specialist Front Picture, who supplied a bespoke projection control system.

 

The multipurpose room is one phase involved in expanding the existing Leoland property, and it was driven by a private investor. The planning for the venue started at the end of 2020 intended as a central venue for business events and gatherings. The original technical installation date should have been March 2022, but the war started the month before.

 

Since then, people’s immediate needs have shifted, so Leoland’s whole emphasis has also moved more to it being more of a social hub that can be enjoyed by all the public of all ages as well as those engaged in business. There is a requirement to stage commercial events which is starting to grow again, and these are much needed right now to stimulate different areas of Ukraine’s adapting economy.

 

Sound House created a full technical design package - audio, lighting, and AV - for this new multipurpose room and proposed it to their client after taking their brief, explains CEO Andrey Garkaviy. They then won the contract to supply and install all of it. The stipulations included that the room must be able to stage anything from a medium size conference plenary session or a product launch to a similar standing or seated live performance/entertainment show with band, dance group or other artists. The proposed design contained a medium to high level of specification. In Ukraine, the company/team supplying the winning design will regularly get the chance to also supply the kit, which is why many of the sales and distribution companies there will also have a projects division.

 

Once the war started in February 2022, the multipurpose venue was put on hold, but after a few months the client decided to reactivate it. Those left at Sound House - several crew and staff have joined the ZSU (Ukrainian Armed Forces) while others have found work abroad - “were just ecstatic that the project was able to continue - you can imagine!”, says Garkaviy.

 

However, this also wasn’t the biggest challenge for Sound House by that time. On March 11th, 2022, two weeks after the start of the war, two Kalibr cruise missiles ripped into their warehouse in Dnipro, completely destroying the building and everything in it including the Robe ParFects and Viva CMYs, a bunch of audio and AV kit which had already arrived in readiness for the installation. The complex security guard and his dog were killed in the strike.

 

The LEDWash 600+s had not yet arrived, and as soon as the invasion began, Garkaviy asked the Robe factory to leave everything not yet delivered safe in the Czech Republic. When the project cautiously re-started in mid-2023 he had to re-order all the kit that had been destroyed in the missile strike.

 

The wartime economy also brings many more logistical nightmares - massive increases in the time and cost of equipment and road transport, crew shortages and the fact that everything takes longer to install on site amidst constant power and network outages. But everyone was determined.

 

The installation work was completed in August and September and the new room hosted its first events at the end of September. The Sound House team has already installed additional cabling and control infrastructure to expand all the systems - lighting, sound, and multimedia - in the future, which will include some more moving head luminaires.

 

Pictured (group shot, left to right): Alexey Konichenko (Sound House chief of project department), Andrii Garkavyi (CEO of Sound House), Dyachkin Volodymyr (customer’s technical service), Alexander Yuvchenko (field engineer); Ukrainian singer Mila Nitich. (Photos: O. Biront/Paul Clarke/Leoland/Louise Stickland/Stepan Yarko)

 

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New Leoland space opens in Ukraine with Robe lighting installationNew Leoland space opens in Ukraine with Robe lighting installation

StrandGut Resort in St. Peter-Ording stattet Hotelgäste mit Sound-Equipment von Neumann aus

Das StrandGut Resort in St. Peter-Ording an der deutschen Nordseeküste stellt musikalisch aktiven Gästen auf Wunsch kostenfrei Neumann-KH-150-Studiomonitore samt Subwoofer sowie Kopfhörer und ein U 87 für Songwriting und Musikproduktion in einer der hauseigenen Suiten zur Verfügung. Komplettiert wird das Ganze durch das Automatic Monitor Alignment System MA 1, das eine Anpassung des Abhörsystems an den Raum erlaubt.

 

Mittels der automatischen Einmessung ist es im StrandGut Resort möglich, zwischen verschiedenen Suiten und Zimmern zu wechseln, ohne dass die jeweiligen räumlichen Gegebenheiten eine objektive Klangbeurteilung beeinträchtigen. Sollten auch im heimischen Studio Neumann-Monitore mit dem MA 1 vorhanden sein, ist ein nahtloser Wechsel zwischen Studio und Hotelsuite möglich, ohne einen Mix neu justieren zu müssen.

 

Zu welchen Ergebnissen die Bereitsstellung des Equipments auch fernab eines Tonstudios führen kann und wie sich der Workflow gestaltet, zeigt eine kurze Videodokumentation, die ab sofort auf dem YouTube-Kanal von Neumann zu finden ist. Im Video wird unter anderem veranschaulicht, wie sich die Präzision der Wiedergabe durch eine erfolgreiche Einmessung verbessern lässt.

 

In unmittelbarer Nähe zum StrandGut Resort ist auch das sogenannte „Dünen-Hus“ zu finden: eine der Stadt gehörende Veranstaltungsstätte, die nach Absprache für Tourneeproben - auch mit kompletter Band samt Schlagzeug - genutzt werden kann.

 

(Fotos: Georg Neumann GmbH/StrandGut Resort)

 

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Herrenhäuser Gärten nutzen Hyperion-Fresnels von Spotlight

Herrenhäuser Gärten nutzen Hyperion-Fresnels von Spotlight

Die historischen Herrenhäuser Gärten in Hannover dienen als Kulisse für zahreiche Tagungen und Festlichkeiten. Dabei kommen Stufenlinsenscheinwerfer der Hyperion-Serie des Herstellers Spotlight zum Einsatz.

 

„Für Konzerte, Gala-Veranstaltungen und Theaterproduktionen in den über dreihundert Jahre alten Gebäuden benötigten wir einen nachhaltigen Ersatz für die bislang konventionelle Halogenbeleuchtung“, erklärt Sebastian Seuring, Technischer Leiter der Herrenhäuser Gärten, die Entscheidung, in die Spotlight-Produkte zu investieren.

 

„Die Hyperion-300-FR-6C-Stufenlinse überzeugte uns als Ersatz für unsere alten 1-kW-Fresnel mit der variablen Lichtfarbe, vor allem über den gesamten Dimmbereich, sodass wir direkt zur Markteinführung in 2023 auch noch die 700 FR als ‘2-kW-Variante’ bestellt haben“, so Seuring weiter. „Die 6-Farb- bzw. 8-Farb-Versionen 6C und 8C der Hyperions erlauben uns eine Vielzahl an Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten und Flexibilität innerhalb der Veranstaltungen, die mit konventionellen Stufen nicht erreicht wurde.“

 

Für die Veranstaltungen wurden seit Ende letzten Jahres 36 Spotlight Hyperion 300 6C Fresnel P.O. für Stangenbedienung sowie zwanzig Ovation Cyc1 FC des Herstellers Chauvet Professional angeschafft. Mitte 2023 kamen acht Spotlight Hyperion 700 8C Fresnel P.O. hinzu.

 

(Fotos: Feiner Lichttechnik GmbH/Herrenhäuser Gärten Hannover)

 

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Herrenhäuser Gärten nutzen Hyperion-Fresnels von SpotlightHerrenhäuser Gärten nutzen Hyperion-Fresnels von Spotlight

Videlio expands looks for Basilica of Saint Pius X with Chauvet

Videlio expands looks for Basilica of Saint Pius X with Chauvet
Videlio expands looks for Basilica of Saint Pius X with Chauvet

Pélerinage Militaire International (PMI) attracts some 14,000 military pilgrims from forty different nations. This year, their services at the Basilica of Saint Pius X in Lourdes, France, were enriched by a new lighting system that features 79 Chauvet Professional projectors supplied by Videlio.

 

Working with Vincent Fernandez, Audiovisual Department Manager at the Sanctuaire de Lourdes, Videlio Business Manager Jean Camlong and Videlio Project Manager Joel Cathala oversaw the installation of the new fixtures throughout the spacious basilica, which has an oval nave that measures 201 metres (659 ft) long by 81 metres (266 ft) wide (12.000 m² - 39.370 square feet). In addition to installing the new units, the production team reused some of the existing fixtures and renovated some of the electrical and DMX lines.

 

A collection of thirty Ovation F-265WW Fresnels and three Ovation E-260WW ellipsoidals provide smooth even fields of light across the basilica, while two Ovation E-910FC units add richly textured colours. This light provides a better experience for worshippers in attendance, and also creates a superior visual environment for services and events that are televised and video recorded.

 

A group of 36 Ovation P-56WW Pars and four Ovation P-56 FC Pars create accent lighting for the altar, while four Rogue R3X Wash moving fixtures add a variety of effects. “Our goal was to replace the old lighting system and its dimmers with a more powerful, versatile and energy efficient solution, and to improve colorimetric rendering for video recording and diffusion”, says Joel Cathala. “The Chauvet projectors helped us achieve these objectives.”

 

(Photos: Christophe Cieslar)

 

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Videlio expands looks for Basilica of Saint Pius X with ChauvetVidelio expands looks for Basilica of Saint Pius X with Chauvet

Quantum invests in Robe Esprites for Moon Palace

The Moon Palace is the biggest hotel and conference centre complex on Mexico’s eastern coast Riviera Maya region, just south of Cancun. Owned by Palace Resorts, the property offers three large indoor conference and event centres plus three substantial outdoor terraces and a beach venue, the latter of which can accommodate up to 10,000 people for concerts.

 

All these spaces are operated via umbrella company Palace Productions which is also responsible for production and delivery of the constant and diverse stream of business and private events. Armando Manjarrez (pictured) is the technical director of Quantum, Palace Productions’ technical services enterprise that supplies and co-ordinates all technical requirements - lighting, audio, and video - across the Moon Palace complex.

 

Quantum owns substantial amounts of lighting, audio and video kit, and has several types of Robe moving lights in the inventory, the most recent purchase being 24 Esprites, with two RoboSpot systems and Forte Follow Spots on their way. The Esprites were delivered by Robe’s Mexican distributor Showco and are now in use across all the Moon Palace’s different venues. For larger shows, the lighting designs will often be created and delivered in house as well as the kit.

 

Manuel Bautista heads the lighting department and will typically light eighty percent of them with Manjarrez imagineering the other twenty percent. Bautista and his colleague Salvador Cutiz work alongside twelve dedicated technicians who also program and run lights. Primarily they utilise MA consoles for site wide lighting control together with MA visualisation, however there is also a Road Hog Full Boar in residence for those preferring an alternative.

 

Manjarrez and Quantum are in frequent contact with an array of international lighting designers due to the calibre of artists often appearing at the different venues and resorts. “We are constantly talking to lighting, audio and video professionals about their production requirements, and our goal is to deliver to the highest standards of excellence”, says Manjarrez.

 

(Photos: Louise Stickland)

 

www.robe.cz

 

SDF erneuert Beleuchtung im Kulturzentrum Großenhain mit LSC und Elation

SDF erneuert Beleuchtung im Kulturzentrum Großenhain mit LSC und Elation
SDF erneuert Beleuchtung im Kulturzentrum Großenhain mit LSC und Elation

Das Kulturzentrum Großenhain bietet mit dem Kulturschloss einen Rahmen für Kultur, Kunst, Tagungen und andere Veranstaltungen. Auch die Landesbühnen Sachsen nutzen die Räumlichkeiten regelmäßig. Die SDF Event und Medientechnik GmbH wurde damit beauftragt, in der Spielpause von Mitte Juli bis Anfang September 2023 die Lichttechnik im großen Saal des Kulturzentrums zu modernisieren und komplett auf LED-Technik umzurüsten.

 

Mit dieser Umstellung musste auch die Dimmeranlage erneuert werden. Da im Rahmen der vorgegebenen Zeit eine komplett neue Verkabelung aller Scheinwerfer nicht möglich gewesen wäre, entschied sich SDF für den Einsatz des LSC Control System GenVI: Das Kombi-Gerät (Dimmer/Feststromverteiler) ist in der Lage, die vorhandene Infrastruktur zu nutzen, wodurch größere Umbaumaßnahmen im Saal entfallen konnten. Insgesamt zehn LSC-GenVI-Wallmount wurden installiert.

 

„Damit versorgen wir nicht nur die moderne LED-Technik mit Strom, sondern halten dem Kunden auch die Option offen, die Geräte im Bedarfsfall immer noch als analoge Dimmerkanäle einzusetzen“, sagt Felix Kubitz, Projektleiter Medientechnik bei SDF. Anfang September wurde die Installation an den Kunden übergeben. In der Herbstspielpause sollen zwei weitere GenVI-Systeme im kleinen Saal des Hauses installiert werden.

 

Auch die Beleuchtung selbst betreffend wurde SDF im Portfolio von LMP Lichttechnik fündig: Die Wahl fiel unter anderem auf Elation KL Profile 8 FC P.O. „Gefordert waren LED-basierte Stufenlinsen mit Vollfarbspektrum und einer vergleichbaren Leistung wie konventionelle 2-kW-Scheinwerfer“, erklärt Kubitz. „Die KL Fresnel 8 FC P.O. erfüllten die Anforderungen.“

 

(Fotos: LMP Lichttechnik)

 

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