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MADRIX® Training Continues In 2018

Nook Schoenfeld • International News • December 5, 2017

GERMANY - The successful MADRIX® Training sessions will continue in 2018 and offer even more possibilities to get the most out of the popular LED lighting control tool. In addition to the basic software crash course for beginners, two new courses have been added. Among those is the often requested seminar to create advanced effects. The trainings take place at the MADRIX® headquarters in Dresden, Germany.

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CityTec Sparta Lit with DTS Fixtures

Sparta Stadium, Rotterdam, Revamps its Facade Lighting with HELIOS BRONZE and DRIVENET.

Nook Schoenfeld • International News • December 4, 2017

ROTTERDAM - The Sparta Stadium, also known as 'The Castle', is located in the Spangen district of Rotterdam. To celebrate the centenary of its inauguration, the Municipality of Rotterdam commissioned Atelier LEK to create a suitable new lighting design for the original facade of the stadium, considered a city monument. Iris Dijkstra, LD at Atelier LEK, designed a plan for two purposes: traditional and classic lighting during normal days of the week, exuberant and spectacular during special and sport events.

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Avolites in Control at Queensferry Opening

Nook Schoenfeld • International News • December 4, 2017

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

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Aalborg Theatre Chooses Robe

Nook Schoenfeld • International News • December 4, 2017

DENMARK - Aalborg Theatre is in the heart of Denmark’s attractive fourth largest city’s old town area. Established in 1878, it has a rich and colourful history and is known as a ‘heavyweight’ on the Danish theatre scene. This long standing critical fortitude was further advanced with the arrival of Hans Henriksen as artistic director in 2015, who had several key objectives including one to make the production programme more dynamic, cutting-edge and accessible.

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CCPP Makes Big Robe Investment

Nook Schoenfeld • International News • December 1, 2017

CAPE TOWN, - CCPP is a busy - and fast growing - technical production and Rental Company based in the Maitland suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, headed by Clint Cawood – the CC of the name. They recently made a substantial investment in Robe moving lights for their ongoing production work and for general rental stock. The latest purchase - for over 100 fixtures - included some of Robe’s newest technology … 24 x Spiiders, 24 x Spikies, 48 x LEDBeam 100s and 24 x CycFX 4s, which join the DLS, DLX and miniPointes already in the rental inventory.

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Robe Pointes Create Sensory Overload for Transliminal

Nook Schoenfeld • International News • December 1, 2017

HOBART, Tasmania, Australia - As part of Hobart's annual Dark Mofo festival, the Red Bull Music Academy returned to present an industrial-scale, transcendental warehouse rave titled Transliminal. Held in Hobart City Hall, the event showcased the dark, electronic underbelly of the subterranean club scene, and featured a stunning light show by audio-visual artist Robin Fox. Known for his mesmeric, future-forward, laser-driven light installations, Robin collaborated with Melbourne's Additive Lighting who designed, pre-visualized and operated a disorientating and atmospheric light installation for the late night music venue.

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Picture This: Avolites Ai and Titan in Perfect Harmony

Nook Schoenfeld • International News • November 30, 2017

EUROPE - Lighting designer James O'Neill and video designer Mark Cunniffe combined their extensive skills with the latest technology from Avolites to provide the biggest and best yet production design for the current tour by Irish pop-rock band, Picture This. With O'Neill controlling his lighting rig with his tried-and-trusted Avolites Arena console, and the video content run through Avolites Ai media server operated by Tim Hornung, the band's European tour is showcasing the cutting edge of light and video control.

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Avolites Adds the Tiger Touch to Morocco’s Oasis Festival 2017

Nook Schoenfeld • International News • November 29, 2017

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - Lighting designer Chris Binks selected an Avolites Tiger Touch II and Tiger Touch Fader Wing to facilitate his authentic live control and design approach for the third edition of Oasis Festival, an electronic dance festival held at The Source Marrakech Private Resort Music & Spa in Morocco. Chris, whose design method relies on live, intuitive control, selected the Tiger Touch II and Fader Wing to ensure easy access to all his programmable elements throughout the festival. 

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Green Hippo and MOBB Helsinki Take it up a Notch to Amaze Finnish Arena Shows

Nook Schoenfeld • International News • November 29, 2017

HELSINKI - Leading Scandinavian lighting creative MOBB Helsinki counted on legion of Notch-loaded Hippotizer Media Servers to help deliver Finland’s biggest domestic arena production. Profeetat is the project of Cheek and Elastinen, Finland’s two biggest hip-hop artists. Formed in 2016, this year the duo marked its rapid rise by selling out three arena shows in its homeland.

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Analog Way Acquires Finnish Media Server Manufacturer Picturall

Nook Schoenfeld • International News • November 29, 2017

PARIS, - Analog Way today announced the acquisition of Picturall, a well-established manufacturer of high performance media servers based in Finland. Analog Way is an internationally renowned manufacturer of high-end video processors, dedicated to premium niches in commercial audio-video presentation markets. This acquisition brings together two innovation champions of the Pro AV industry, with aim of merging their synergistic core competencies into new and exciting turn-key solutions for their staging and fixed installations customers.

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Robe MegaPointes for X-Factor UK

Nook Schoenfeld • International News • November 28, 2017

LONDON - For the second year running, Robe’s newest moving lights - including the just launched MegaPointe multi-purpose moving light – featured prominently on the UK’s much anticipated 2017 X Factor final series. Six weeks of nail-biting live show excitement with lighting designed by Tim Routledge … will reveal some incredible singing talent and culminate on the final at Wembley Arena this weekend.

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The Bodyguard in Madrid

Nook Schoenfeld • International News • November 28, 2017

MADRID - After 647 shows and a massively successful run of almost two years at the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht - delighting more than 800,000 fans - Stage Entertainment Holland’s blockbuster production of “The Bodyguard” has opened at the Teatro Coliseum in Madrid. Imaginative and eye-catching lighting is again designed by Luc Peumans of the Belgian mixed-media visual design practice, Painting with Light.

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