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ETC to Release Source Four Mini at USITT

ETC to Release Source Four Mini at USITT

Say WHAAAA.  Just when you thought ETC had cornered the market with the entire line up of Source Four fixtures, they blow your mind by shrinking it down! Thanks to our friends at Barbizon and their Facebook page, we have some more details. ETC has setup a temporary page that we’ll just have to keep […]

Another Trick Up Martins Sleeve?!

Another Trick Up Martins Sleeve?!

Martin Professional have been quite the busy beavers this time of year! First they announce that Harman is acquiring them… and not this little nugget of gold on their Facebook page? You have got to love social media some days!  I am not going to speculate or do a “I told ya so” on this […]

Martin to Release 2 New Verison of the M-Series Console at PLASA Austin

Martin to Release 2 New Verison of the M-Series Console at PLASA Austin

In the past couple of years, Martin Professional has gotten into the habit of releasing short YouTube videos about upcoming product launches. The latest one is about the release of two new consoles in the M-Series line up of consoles. The video teases a M2GO and the M2PC consoles.  While the video is nice, in […]

Vectorworks in the Cloud and Possible iOS App

Vectorworks in the Cloud and Possible iOS App

In a teaser email the Vectorworks just sent out, they demonstrate an architect on site in the middle of a build project looking at his drawing on an iPad. He notices a detail in incorrect. He notifies his design team and it is quickly “updated in the cloud”.  Does this mean that Vectorworks will be […]

Rumor Mill: Tyler Truss to Announce New Truck Pack Friendly Truss at LDI With SPY PHOTO

Rumor Mill: Tyler Truss to Announce New Truck Pack Friendly Truss at LDI With SPY PHOTO

Just when you thought that there couldn’t be any new developments in truss design, Tyler Truss says think again.  While Tyler Truss is hush hush about this one, a little birdie snapped a photo of a their new stackable truss design. Looks like the design is about 20″ x 16″ with a center cord for […]

Rumor Mill: ACT Lighting To Distribute Clay Paky in the States

Rumor Mill: ACT Lighting To Distribute Clay Paky in the States

Last week during the PLASA show in London England, it was over heard that ACT Lighting might be distributing Clay Paky here in the United States.  There were mentions of this all over Facebook and Twitter about this bit of interesting news. I am still considering this a rumor as nothing has been confirmed by […]

Lamps Have a Label, Why Not Fixtures Too

Lamps Have a Label, Why Not Fixtures Too

Early this morning, @PLASA posted an invitation of sorts to lighting manufacturers to meet sometime during September.  I would have to assume that the meeting would happen around or during the PLASA show in London as many or most manufacturers will be in town for the show. The thing that caught my attention was the […]

Rumor Mill: ETC to Release TWO New Consoles in 2011

Rumor Mill: ETC to Release TWO New Consoles in 2011

Rumors hints of a new console from ETC, (Electronic Theatre Controls) have been dropped a couple of times starting late 2009 at LDI when I intereviewed Anne Valentino about the future of controls.  Not much was said other then expect something sometime.  Pretty vague if you ask me. Fast forward five months to March 2010 at USITT […]

Sneak Peak at Philips/Selecon PL-3 LED Fresnel

Sneak Peak at Philips/Selecon PL-3 LED Fresnel

When you reach the Broadway level of being a lighting designer, you can pretty much get what ever you want. I am not talking about fame and fourtune but new fixtures and technologies. Such as the case for Don Holder at the Broadway Lighting Master Classes this year. Mr. Holder put on a great session […]

Zero 88 Set to Release New Console, ORB XF at ABTT

Zero 88 Set to Release New Console, ORB XF at ABTT

At the Association of British Theatre Technicians Show, (ABTT), happening this week in London England, Cooper Controls and Zero 88 are gearing up to announce the next console in the ORB series of consoles.  The new desk, the ORB XF is designed for professional users requiring hands on live control. Taking the key operating philosophies of […]

4Wall Rumors True – Purchased Cinelease Event Lighting in LA

4Wall Rumors True – Purchased Cinelease Event Lighting in LA

Late last week I heard that 4Wall might be opening up yet another location here in the states.  Looks like those rumors are confirmed by 4Wall today. More from 4Wall’s press release. In a move that adds inventory as well as a new location, 4Wall Entertainment has purchased the assets of Cinelease’s Event Lighting Division. […]

Rumor Mill: 4Wall Adding Another Wall

Rumor Mill: 4Wall Adding Another Wall

I have heard through the digital grapevine an interesting piece of news about 4Wall Entertainment Lighting. If you don’t know about 4Wall, here is a little background info. 4Wall Entertainment is a full-service lighting company that specializes solely in providing entertainment lighting systems. We are proud to say that we don’t try to focus our […]