Imogen Heap Tours with Soundscape

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German audio technology company d&b audiotechnnik has partnered with Grammy award winning recording artist Imogen Heap for her first tour in eight years. Heap was also the composer and producer of the music for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two. The live performances on Mycelia World Tour will be presented using its recently released d&b Soundscape system, which allows artists and designers to present more intimate and captivating acoustic spaces for their performances and events. Here's a video of Heap talking about the d&b Soundscape system: {youtube}v=fdWt8uCwPCI{/youtube}

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The Robert Juliat Cyrano followspots installed at Quanta Hall in Taiwan
The Robert Juliat Cyrano followspots installed at Quanta Hall in Taiwan

Quanta Hall, Taiwan Upgrades its Followspots

Michael Eddy

Quanta Art Foundation has recently installed two Robert Juliat Cyrano 2,500W HMI follow spots into the Quanta Hall at Hwaya Technology Park in Guishan Township, in Taoyuan County, Taiwan. Personally designed by Quanta Computer chairman, Barry Lam, and built by Taiwan master architect, Kris Yao, Quanta Hall embodies an excellent blend of technology and art; it’s creation was based on the “Trans-Art concepts” promoted by the Quanta Art Foundation.

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Thern Celebrates 70 Years of Lifting

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In 2018, Thern, Inc. is celebrating its 70th Anniversary and recently hosted an event at their facility in Winona, MN to celebrate the occasion. Thern is a manufacturer of industrial-quality hand winches, power winches, and cranes. At the celebration, the company took time to reflect on its humble beginnings, the many accomplishments achieved through seven decades of operation, and how its employees shaped its success. Here's a video on some of Thern's history: {youtube}v=c5TtKQuNt7I{/youtube}

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A L-ISA Hyperreal Sound system, from L-Acoustics, was deployed by Delta Live for the eight-week summer series of concerts for the BBC Proms
A L-ISA Hyperreal Sound system, from L-Acoustics, was deployed by Delta Live for the eight-week summer series of concerts for the BBC Proms

An Intensely Real Audio Experience for BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall

Michael Eddy

The BBC Proms is one of the most British of musical institutions. Founded over a century ago, it is an eight-week summer season of concerts, predominantly held at the Royal Albert Hall (RAH), with Cadogan Hall hosting chamber music, and Proms in the Park events held across the UK on The Last Night of the Proms. For this year’s series, Delta Live has deployed L-ISA Hyperreal Sound, giving the system its Proms debut and audiences an intensely real audio experience. Here is a video of highlights from the 2018 BBC Proms, including some quick, don't blink or you'll miss the crews loading in the production elements: {youtube}v=IISpqIZl3nY{/youtube}

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The Lighting and Video Projection Technology for Romeo and Juliet - Love and Change the World

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By popular demand, Romeo and Juliet - Love and Change the World (Romeo e Giulietta - Ama e cambia il mondo) has returned to the stage in Italy. Making its debut in February 2018 at the Linear Ciack Theatre in Milan, Romeo and Juliet - Love and Change the World brings Shakespeare’s emotional opera to big city destinations throughout Italy until November 2018. Here is a video preview of this production: {youtube}v=gZiiOjzE8l8{/youtube}

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Spitfire Creative Technologies Announces Acquisition of Green Hippo Ltd and Green Hippo Media Technology Inc.

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Spitfire Creative Technologies announced the completion of the acquisition of Green Hippo, a developer and manufacturer of award-winning media servers and digital display products with offices in the UK and the U.S. The strategic move further expands Spitfire’s reach across commercial integration, live events, and creative video technology. The parent company of tvONE and Magenta Research, drives category expansion.

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The Allen & Heath dLive S5000 console operating The Legend of the Han Dynasty production
The Allen & Heath dLive S5000 console operating The Legend of the Han Dynasty production

Audio Control for The Legend of Han Dynasty

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Hanyuan Lake, a new venue in the Shaanxi Province in China, recently invested in an Allen & Heath dLive mixing system for their performances, including their regular production (organized by the Beijing FengShangShiJi Culture Media Company) of The Legend of Han Dynasty. Performances of The Legend of Han Dynasty recently begun and feature spectacular lighting, waterscape displays, and amazing sound effects.

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