Revenge-Concertgoing Boosts Europe’s Live Events

July 17, 2023

This is the summer of blockbuster music tours. Just as “revenge travel” saw tourists hellbent on traveling post-pandemic, “revenge concertgoing” is packing Europe’s outdoor live events, arenas and stadiums. It’s a post-pandemic boom for live events, boosted by some of the world’s biggest entertainers who have emerged with post-pandemic projects. And it’s not just the […]

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They’re Coming for Your Business

January 27, 2023

They’re coming for your business. Flattened by the pandemic and bolstered by the ProAV market trend towards experiential, Europe’s live events companies will broaden their businesses to include systems integration. For decades, it was an exception if you saw a specialized AV events company with a full business unit in the more static business of […]

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DSE 2022 Overall Experience Was Great for Me

January 10, 2023

I attended DSE 2022, and my agenda for the show was to meet with people whom I had either only met over video, had not seen in a long time, or people I had not met before to find more opportunities direct or indirect. This was my first event show in the past few years […]

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If You’re in Live Events, Be More Creative …

January 9, 2023

We’ve got to stop being so reactive. Stop giving them just what they want. “If you don’t tell them it exists, they certainly won’t buy it from you!” Our clients just aren’t that creative. LED Imaging ✅ Stage ✅ LED Lighting ✅ Loud ✅ As Gen Z continues to emerge as the most creative generation […]

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InfoComm 2022 Will Explore the ProAV Solutions and Trends for Audio and Live Events

June 1, 2022

InfoComm 2022 on June 4-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center will explore the ProAV solutions that power live events in addition to the latest advancements in audio solutions. The show will feature an extensive lineup of leading solution providers across the trade show floor, a comprehensive education program, audio demo rooms, and tours of […]

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No Relief for European Events Industry

January 31, 2022

While some parts of our industry thrive in the pandemic, we should not forget our brothers and sisters in the events business. A year-end 2021 study just released by KdG Expert (Centre of Expertise for the Event Sector) highlights the pain with some research results in Belgium that will sound familiar to many in Europe […]

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How Live Events Are Set To Revive the System Camera Market

January 27, 2022

By Helen Matthews Futuresource The System camera market was brought to a standstill by the Coronavirus pandemic in FY2020. Strict Government-mandated lockdowns in many countries resulted in live events being canceled or postponed across the globe, original content production stalled and as a result, the demand for system cameras plummeted. As professional broadcasters turned to […]

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1.5 Decisions to Make Now About Your Next HOW Event

August 30, 2021

If you are supporting a HOW event in the next, let’s say, three to six months, it’s time to plan for it to be both in-person and virtual. In fact, that’s the decision we recently made for Pilgrimage 2021, the regional HOW event of the NC Conference of the United Methodist Church. With the increased […]

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The Return of the Roadie and the Roar of the Industry

April 28, 2021

I was in the middle of writing a blog post on a different topic altogether when I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal that immediately captured my attention. Published Monday, March 29, the piece is titled, “As Concerts Prepare to Return From Pandemic Lockdown, Roadies Have Moved On.” I was curious to […]

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As Churches Return To Live Events and Services, What Next?

March 23, 2021

A year ago, churches nationwide unexpectedly were thrust into exclusively doing virtual events and services, over many months. With churches recently returning to live services, and the worst relating to the pandemic seemingly behind us … what now? Over these past 12 months, churches have adapted on the fly. Many have begun hosting live services […]

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When Do I Think Live Events Will Return?

January 27, 2021

Simply stated, mid-September 2021. Decimated by COVID-19, most that are still standing have turned to virtual events. But, in those cases, you are trading dollars for dimes. Live events will not make any sort of significant recovery in 2021, I am sad to say. I miss them as much as anyone. But until we have […]

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A Pandemic Success Story — What AV Can Learn From WWE

September 2, 2020

World Wrestling Entertainment is a sport that relies on fan engagement and interaction more than any other. A big reason for that is the fact that it is staged. Yes, there is a substantial degree of physicality that goes into it, along with choreography and excellent timing. Yet, in the end, we know it is […]

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Crew Call: Event Planning During a Pandemic

July 14, 2020

Time marches on, but not fast enough. Our industry has been adept in helping clients transition from live events to virtual events, thereby keeping us all in business to some degree. However, some types of events — training, demos, straightforward business meetings — may never return to the live stage. Videoconferencing offers all the efficiency […]

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Disguise Launches r17 Update to Live-Events Design Software

January 8, 2020

disguise launched the r17 update to its live-events design software Wednesday. disguise software enables users to previsualize every pixel of a project before an event or installation. Doing this helps users align every stakeholder ahead of time and deliver on schedule. R17 introduces previsualization to Manipulators that give users the ability to select multiple objects […]

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DPA Takes Aim at Live Events Market with DPA 2028 Vocal Mic

August 22, 2019

DPA Microphones added to its live events microphone lineup with the 2028 vocal microphone. The 2028 is designed for live stage performances, broadcast and pro AV applications. The 2028 needs no (or very little) EQ to sound just like you are standing next to the singer listening to their performance. This allows the artist to […]

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Could the Acquisition of DeltaLive UK by L-Acoustics Have a Trickle-Down Effect?

April 15, 2019

L-Acoustics announced its intent to take a majority stake in DeltaLive UK (Delta Sound Incorporated (UK) Ltd.), an audiovisual services and rental company. This operation follows the November 2018 acquisition by L-Acoustics Group of HGP, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal, and its sibling entity, API, specialized in powder coating. For the founders of DeltaLive […]

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Zhiyun Debuts DSLR Camera Stabilizer Dubbed CRANE 3 LAB

November 14, 2018

Zhiyun has announced the CRANE 3 LAB gimbal for professional DSLR and cinema-grade cameras. The CRANE 3 LAB features an L-shaped design, an integrated wireless image transmission system and ViaTouch control system for operation. The CRANE 3 LAB has a protruded control stick to help provide stability and comfort. Zhiyun says it creates a natural […]

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Mackie Expands DL Series Lineup With Two New Models

June 21, 2018

Mackie today announced two all-new DL Series digital mixers, the 16-channel DL16S and 32-channel DL32S Wireless Digital Live Sound Mixers with Built-In Wi-Fi for Multi-Platform Control. The DL16S and DL32S offer an all-new affordable, Built-Like-A-Tank stagebox form factor with built-in Wi-Fi. Both models have built-in Wi-Fi networking and multi-platform support on the Master Fader control app. The DL32S and DL16S offer Onyx+ mic preamps, fully loaded DSP […]

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Waves Audio Debuts MultiRack Software

June 8, 2018

Waves Audio has debuted Waves MultiRack, a software host that lets FOH and monitor engineers run multiple, simultaneous instances of the same Waves plugins used in recording studios and mixing rooms. MultiRack application is designed for live sound, broadcast, post-production facilities and more. With easy setup and advanced preset capabilities, MultiRack delivers all the flexibility […]

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Waves Offers Dugan Automixer + Dugan Speech Plugin Bundle

June 8, 2018

Waves Audio just debuted its Dugan Automixer + Dugan Speech plugin bundle. Using these two plugins for auto-mixing several mics in real time (one for the eMotion LV1 mixer and one for other live consoles via MultiRack) makes mixing microphones simple. Dugan Speech and Dugan Automixer are a solution for broadcast news panels, radio and […]

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Want to Use Both Hands to Control Live Events While Standing?

May 22, 2018

Gig Gear has announced the addition of the Two Hand Touch Harness, a wearable iPad and tablet case that is secured to the chest via a flexible harness, leaving both hands available to interface with remote mixing apps and other apps necessary during live production. These days remote mixing on an iPad or tablet is […]

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Delvcam 12G-SDI Monitor Supports 4K Single Link and Features a Four Screen Multiviewer

March 6, 2018

Delvcam introduces a new rack-mountable LCD monitor with 12G-SDI interfaces that supports 4K single link connections. The Delvcam DELV-12GSDI-15 6RU rack mountable broadcast monitor features a 15.6-inch IPS LCD screen with split, quad and full screen viewing options, as well as a picture-in-picture function and a high contrast display. With multiple 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI, and HDMI interfaces, this monitor is […]

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RCF Adds to TT+ Theater & Touring Series with New TTS15-A and TTS18-A MK2

February 23, 2018

According to RSF, the design philosophy for the RCF TT+ Series is based on offering the sound engineer solutions with the ability to provide controlled and consistent sound definition at high output levels for applications ranging from concert halls and houses of worship to touring and stadium situations. The strength of the product is based on the fact that […]

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Roland Ships V-60HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

February 22, 2018

Roland Professional A/V is now shipping the V-60HD, a compact, integrated video switcher and audio mixer. Its feature set is designed for live event production as well as broadcast, recording and streaming. The V-60HD supports SDI camera inputs plus scaled HDMI inputs for data, computer, tablet and other video sources via a variety of video connections, plus a Program and independent […]

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Allen & Heath’s New SQ Series Is a Compact, 96kHz Digital Mixing Solution

October 25, 2017

With its 96kHz XCVI FPGA engine, Allen & Heath’s new SQ Series Digital Mixers bring the high-resolution audio performance of the company’s dLive Digital Mixing System to a compact, cost-effective and customizable platform.  SQ Series mixers are designed for a wide range of applications. Live sound engineers can customize the mixer’s workflow using a capacitive touchscreen, illuminated rotary […]

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New AmpliVox Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus PA System Debuts

September 19, 2017

AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced an upgraded version of its all-in-one PA system, adding a better battery and better sound quality for large venues. The SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus can support wireless microphones, stream music from Bluetooth-equipped devices and pair with supplementary speakers to provide customized sound coverage for audiences up to 7500 people or areas up to 15,000 square […]

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Ferrofish A32 Dante AD/DA Converter Ships

August 17, 2017

Ferrofish announced that its new A32 Dante interface is now shipping. With a 368-channel capacity that supports AD/DA Dante, MADI and ADAT formats, the A32 Dante is designed for broadcast, live and installed sound environments. With its Dante networking capability and support for MADI and ADAT formats, the Ferrofish A32 Dante works in professional broadcast environments, complex AV installations and live sound productions. The […]

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RHC’s Stagemaster Debuts Line of USB Adapters for Audio Applications

August 3, 2017

StageMASTER has introduced three brand new USB Record/Play Adapters to its line of sound solutions. These adapters allow customers to plug directly into a computer without the need for additional driver/software installation. The first of the three USB Record/Play Adapters is the SMA-USB-8GB-10. This product functions as two adapters in one, with an XLRF for analog to digital […]

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Delvcam Intros Eight LCD 1RU Rack Monitor for 3G-SDI

July 31, 2017

Delvcam just unveiled the new DELV-8LCD-SDI 1RU rack mounted monitor panel featuring eight 2-inch displays, each with one 3G-SDI input and one 3G-SDI output and multiple functions. With functions such as equalization and reclocking as well as on-screen audio meters, timecodes and UMDs, this eight LCD rack mounted monitor is designed of both live events and in-house production […]

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FOR-A Ships Newest in Line of HANABI Video Switchers, the HVS-490 HD/4K-UHD

July 26, 2017

FOR-A’s is now shipping the latest solution in its line of HANABI video switchers, the HVS-490 HD/4K-UHD unit, originally introduced this year a NAB. Offering an extensive feature set in a compact unit, the new HVS-490 production switcher offers 4K-UHD and 3G capabilities, and is designed for use in any live environment, including mobile shoots, […]

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PreSonus Ships StudioLive 24 Series III Digital Console/Recorder

July 26, 2017

PreSonus’ new StudioLive 24 digital console/recorders are now shipping. Like all Series III consoles, StudioLive 24 features touch-sensitive, motorized faders, recallable XMAX Class A preamps, and the full 32-channel mix DSP under the hood. With the StudioLive Series III mixers you can now do complete multitrack recording without a computer. PreSonus Capture multitrack recording software with virtual soundcheck is installed directly into the […]

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AJA Ships Ki Pro Ultra Plus

June 26, 2017

AJA Video Systems is now shipping Ki Pro Ultra Plus, its new multi-channel recorder with one-, two-, three- or four-channel simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p or in single-channel mode, 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording and playback, with full HDMI 2.0 input and output (up to 12-bit capture and output). Originally unveiled at NAB 2017, Ki Pro Ultra Plus captures […]

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