Pyrotechnic – How do the New Year’s Fireworks Function?

New Year’s Eve is getting closer and closer, and just like every year, we ask ourselves: how is it possible for rockets and fireworks to illuminate the sky in such different colors and forms? The New Year’s Eve fireworks are just a part of pyrotechnics, and that’s why all of them work in a fairly…

EU Project: European Master Craftsman Training in Event Engineering

Many major events often involve several countries or take place in across boundaries. These cross-border events require the internationally flexible and legally compliant deployment of specialists, especially with regard to security-relevant areas. This poses a major challenge to the industry, as specialized personnel are trained to different standards depending on the country. The project ECVAET…

Strict Regulation: Multitools in German Weapons Law

Multitool gadgets are simply one of the everyday essentials for many event technicians and craftsmen. However, in Germany these “jack of all trades” at the ready can also cause trouble with the police. It is the case that multitools can – in some cases – fall under laws governing weapons and therefore are not allowed…

Usage of Drones at Events – Part 2

The use of drones at events is no longer something unusual. In an exclusive multi-part series, we have pulled together six possibilities for how drones can be utilized at events. 4. Drones as Delivery Tool: Even though it sounds completely crazy at first, it proves to be particularly effective in reality. Drones can be used…

Usage of Drones at Events – Part 1

The use of drones at events is no longer something unusual. In an exclusive multi-part series, we have pulled together six possibilities for how drones can be utilized at events. 1. Use of Drones: Photo Material For most people the acquisition of truly impressive photo shots is probably the most natural connection to the use…

New: Gen5 Column Speakers from Renkus-Heinz

Renkus-HeinzIt’s time for the next generation of Renkus-Heinz' digitally-steered column speakers. The fifth generation, now using UniBeam technology, is being introduced in both the Iconyx and IC Live array series. But are customers set to benefit?

Standard point-source loudspeakers are forced to make a trade-off between reach and accuracy. Renkus-Heinz claim that their Universal Beam (UniBeam) system allows them to achieve ideal, seamlessly consistent “half horn” sound coverage, with Iconyx digital beam steering shaping the coverage pattern. That means that controlling the setup should be a question of just a few mouse clicks.
Renkus-Heinz have also made other upgrades to the systems, including master/slave amp modules – which should provide savings in both cost and complexity – and the new IC16-8-RN column speaker. The American loudspeaker manufacturers claim that the new speaker improves on the older IC8-RN version with beam control effective down to 400Hz, while retaining the same acoustic pressure thanks to the chamber being doubled in length.

Disney: Screening Room Sound with the Alcons CR1 System

Before Disney trailers and films appear in German cinemas, the soundtracks are tested and given the final seal of approval in Disney Germany’s in-house cinema. In order to provide cinephiles with the best possible audio experience, Disney Germany needed a top-quality sound system of their own, so they turned to Alcons Audio to equip their screening room.
Disney Abnahmestudio mit zur Überprüfung der Sounds

Berliner Stage Theater vertraut auf Q-Sys von QSC

Stage TheaterAt the Stage Theater at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, dreams learn how to break down barriers. “Behind the Horizon” (Hinter dem Horizont), the hit muscial from Udo Lindenberg no longer enthuses with its emotional story alone, but also with excellent sound. In the process of switching from a Dolby Surround 7.1 system to Dolby Atmos, after nearly 17 years in operation the old system platform was replaced with Q-Sys from QSC.

Feiner Lichttechnik modernises Stadthalle Fürth

With a total surface area of 2,500m², multiple halls and a 120m² stage, Stadthalle Fürth arena has made a name for itself as a venue for music and cultural events as well as congresses and seminars. But the arena has been starting to show its age, and as part of a modernisation package, Feiner Lichttechnik stepped in to plan, install and program a new lighting system.

Stadthalle Fürth bekommt neues Saallicht

France Celebrates Bastille Day with Lawo

La Fête Nationale on 14 July is a red letter day in the French calendar, with massive nationwide celebrations capped with fireworks at the Eiffel Tower to mark the national holiday. This year, a crowd of more than 400,000 enjoyed a performance of Carmina Burana on the Champ de Mars, joined by TV and radio audiences across the country to enjoy the 250 musicians from the Orchestre National de France and the Radio France choir, and immaculate concert sound thanks to Lawo mc²36 production consoles.

Frankreich feiert Nationalfeiertag mit Lawo

s.Oliver Chooses Neumann&Müller for Gala

This March, Neumann&Müller took charge of the the technical preparations for the s.Oliver Gala Evening in Frankfurt Festival Hall. It was a big night for fashion chain s.Oliver’s best sales teams, who were recognised with REALSTARS awards. N&M were commissioned by Frankfurt-based agency AAA.Events to set the scene for the speakers, live acts, and the sales force themselves.


Quickly Install Video Walls with Panasonic

Lower costs, less complexity, time saved: that’s the Panasonic promise with their latest auto camera adjustment upgrade for their free Panasonic Video Wall Manager software. This update calibrates Panasonic video wall displays from the LFV5, LFV50, and LFV70 series automatically using a compatible camera, saving the bother of using sensors and improving the wall’s colour-matching.…

New Installation Amplifiers from d&b audiotechnik


New to the product line – d&b audiotechnik now offers slimline 2U four channel amplifiers. The 10D and 30D amps are constructed in such a way that they can be installed permanently. The d&b amps are reliable, Rider-friendly and conceived especially for installation applications in regards to the range of functions as well as the costs.

Virtual Exploration with Sennheiser in Vietnam


Thanks to Sennheiser, National Geographic, and photojournalist Martin Edström, anyone can be a virtual member of a cave exploration team. Edström led a team into the practically untouched San Doong cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park in Vietnam. They brought back jaw-dropping 360° images as well as capturing the sounds of the cave using Sennheiser stereo and gun microphones.

Gadget of the Week: Let There Be Light with Baselamp

Finding the perfect lamp isn’t always easy – particularly if you’re looking for something with its own unique flair. Thanks to the ‘Baselamp’ from Luke Lamp Co., you can transform practically anything – your favourite bottle of whisky, your goldfish bowl, a bottle of perfume, for example – into a lamp with personality. And the company has a series of artistic designs on offer that could provide a stylish finishing touch to any room.

Star Tech: AC/DC Rock with the grandMA2

AC/DC are the definition of cult. The music industry’s most successful hard-rock group have a catalogue of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll hits. Starting off in the 70s, they have sold more than 200 million records worldwide – 71.5 million of those in the US alone. This makes the Australians one of the top ten sales…