NEXO

NEXO has been designing ground-breaking sound reinforcement solutions at its Parisian headquarters since 1979. The company’s pioneering technology, innovative designs and sonic excellence have enhanced live events across the globe for decades, gaining the respect and trust of sound professionals everywhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TSUzDa5bL4&t=1996s


KitPlus Want Your Kit Tips

Have you got unwanted time on your hands? Want to help others whilst putting your kit to good use and promoting yourself? Do you just need something constructive to do at the moment? KitPlus wants to hear from you!

Create a short video review / top tips clip and send it to KitPlus via this link. KitPlus will pay £100 for every clip it uses (please see the T&Cs).

These guidelines will help your video get used.

It must be original content created for KitPlus, 1080p or 720p and under 1.5Gb file size.
The item reviewed should preferably be no more than three years old and still available on the open market. If not, it had better be good!
You should own the item or rent the item on a regular basis, and use the item frequently in your day to day job.
Clips should be 4 minutes to 10 minutes long.
Please introduce yourself and begin with ‘Hi my name is XXXXXX and here is my KitPlus review (or top tip) on XXXX’
Please edit the clip with no promotional graphics or logos. If you need to illustrate something then an arrow or name tag graphic is ok.
Use the opportunity to briefly explain what you do. We will add contact details and “about you” text in the review description so please do not add graphics for this aspect.
If you wish to use background music then you must own the license or it must be license free. We, and more importantly the platforms we use, will need proof.
You must not be receiving payment, sponsorship or other reward from other third parties directly or indirectly for the review.
We want genuine reviews, low level constructive remarks are fine and part of any good review, avoid ranting and swearing.
We suggest the review be about your ‘must have’ item of kit, something you’ve used and know inside out, an edit plug-in, keyboard shortcuts, lighting gadget, item of grip, converter box, lens filter (set) or something completely unrelated that you carry, and use for a purpose it was not designed for...
Basically anything that people watching can learn something from.
We’re looking for a well polished, clean and slick, edited version that you’ll be proud of and we can use - if we do use it then you get paid £100!

www.kitplus.com/reviews


Neuman&Müller’s System Integration Team is Recruiting a Technical Planner

The work involved:

• Coordination of project planning and execution of complex and challenging international installation projects
• self-dependent planning of shop drawing and execution of audio-visual installations
• creation of 2D/3D layout and detail schemes, block diagrams and other technical documentation
• creation and supervision of timing and construction schedules
• execution of internal and external project meetings
• quality and budget management
• coordination with clients and subcontractors
• coordination and cooperation with project managers, construction managers, purchasing and logistics department
• continuous project reporting

What you can impress with:

You remain cool in the face of approaching deadlines, because your goal is customer satisfaction. Your assets include very good knowledge of German and English as well as your willingness to travel for us professionally.

Your strengths, qualifications & experience:

• Completed vocational training or university degree in media or event technology
• Minimum of three years of experience as technical planner – ideally in the fields of media installations and system integration
• Excellent knowledge in VectorWorks
• Sound knowledge of ConnectCAD are desirable
• Good command of MS Project and MS Office

You can apply for the role here.
www.neumannmueller.com


Neumann&Müller Event Technology Dubai Seeks Crew Manager

For its future projects – outstanding productions and major events such as EXPO 2020 – Neumann&Müller Event Technology in Dubai is seeking a Crew Manager.

The work involved:

You will be the contact person for both staff and managers in matters relating to HR and the first point of contact for our freelancers. You will be responsible for planning staff deployment together with the project manager and will ensure that appropriately qualified staff is available at the right time for our projects. You will act as the communication interface between project managers and our freelance technicians and will enjoy a great deal of autonomy in carrying out all tasks associated with personnel booking. You will also work in recruitment and personnel marketing. You will support our commercial and technical project management in organisation and coordination as well as in travel planning, the preliminary review of invoices, accreditation, catering and assistance at event venues.

Your strengths:

You have outstanding communication skills, especially in personal contact with others. Your duties demand a large degree of flexibility in terms of working time as well as good commercial and organisational skills. You can work independently and with foresight but are nevertheless a team player. You are not afraid to make clear decisions. You have everything under control even in stress situations.

Your qualifications and experience:

You have a business degree or have completed vocational training in a commercial profession. You have several years of experience as a project assistant and, ideally, have experience in the event sector and personnel coordination. We require very good knowledge of English and German as well as confidence in the use of common MS Office programmes. Knowledge of another foreign language would be of benefit.

You can apply for the role here.

www.neumannmueller.com


Neumann&Müller Event Technology Dubai Seeks Crew Manager

As part of its “System Integration” team in Dubai, Neumann&Müller are seeking Crew Manager.

The work involved:

As a crew management member you work independently and dutifully. You are the first port of call for our permanent and freelance project implementation staff as well as the communicative interface to our Construction Managers.

• Coordination of personnel requirements and shift planning with our construction and site managers
• Fulfilling the personnel requirements in cooperation with our Crew Booker and Recruiters Coordination of the onboarding and offboarding process of project related resources together with our HR management and travel management
• Documentation and constant updating of the current personnel requirements and actual analysis in our crew booking software
• Negotiation of compensation with our project-related resources
• Assistance in recruiting new employees
• Organization of target group-oriented training
• Completion of organizational tasks such as invoice processing
• Team-oriented, you also feel responsible for job-related general administrative activities
Your strengths , qualifications & experience:

You are flexible, you are communicative, interested and keep track in stressful situations. You have the ability to perform structured work and are high service oriented. You have high organizational and commercial skills, work foresight and can quickly recognize contexts. You suit us if you have professional experience as a Crew Manager / Crew Booker or Crew Coordinator in the event industry and you value teamwork. A good handling with the usual MS Office programs as well as technical affinity are required. Proper English language skills in spoken and written are essential.

You can apply for the role here.

www.neumannmueller.com


Manchester International Festival is Hiring a Production Manager

Manchester International Festival (MIF) is recruiting a Production Manager. The Production Manager is responsible for the delivery of technical production of Festival, The Factory and Touring Commissions and events. Additionally, the Production Manager will support the Head of Production and Technical Director on the transition of the Technical Department as it moves from delivering a biennial festival to operating the year-round venue operation in The Factory

Responsibilities include:

− Working with Artists and Producers to facilitate the creation of and building of set, props, costumes and hire of lighting, sound, AV or other technical equipment. This will include liaising with the relevant technical teams within Factory and workshops, suppliers and working with temporary venues, as necessary

− Managing the technical budget for specified commissions in close consultation with MIF Producers and Head of Production

− Recruiting Technical personnel as required to rehearse, fit-up, run and get out and store the specified production all within the show budget within Factory or any external venues

− Establishing production schedules for specified projects and communicating the content of those schedules effectively to all relevant parties. This includes keeping all relevant schedules up to date

− Attending workshops and rehearsals for specific commissions as required and being present for fit ups, technical dress rehearsals and performances. There may be additional days working away from home on touring shows or site visits to other venues and countries

− Drafting of risk assessments, method statements and event plans for the specific productions. This will involve ensuring that the production is delivered with proper regard for the safety of the artists, technical staff, other people working within the venue and public and that all current Health and Safety legislation and regulations are fully observed

− Making sure that all set elements and props are properly fireproofed and conform to BS476 PT 7 and are appropriate to be presented in international venues

− In the event that specific Productions are filmed for broadcast, overseeing any elements of such filming in so far as it impacts of the original Production

− Preparing and delivering full production bibles for ongoing performances of the Factory and MIF productions which will include all information covering all technical aspects relevant to the restaging of the productions. This is to include set plans, prop lists, consumables, sound, lighting and video plots, costume bible, wig and make up bible and prompt copy.
Salary: £37,000 – 40,000 per annum (DOE).

To apply for this role, please complete the online application form at recruitment.mif.co.uk


Celestion are Hiring a Project Manager

Celestion is enjoying an exciting period of expansion as it delivers on its ambitious long-term growth plans. It is continually on the look-out for talented, enterprising people who’d like a career with an organisation that has the music industry at its core.

If you have initiative, enthusiasm and flair along with the desire to work in this exciting and diverse industry, Celestion would like to hear from you; it’s goal is to attract the highest calibre applicants for the positions within R&D, sales and marketing that periodically occur. So send your CV/resumé to:

Human Resources, Celestion Int. Ltd, Claydon Business Park, Great Blakenham, Ipswich, IP6 0NL, UK or via email to: recruitment@celestion.com

celestion.com


Celestion is Looking for a Project Manager

Occupying a Marketing role, the Product Manager interprets market requirements into potential products and once complete, translates the engineering specification and the product back to the market place. The successful candidate will likely have significant industry experience.

Developing new products by identifying potential opportunities; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing.

Presenting the product as a saleable package to the sales team and market including competitor analysis, features & benefits, timing, pricing and applications. Reports to: Marketing Manager

The position requires:
• Determine customers’ needs and desires by carrying out market research.
• Recommend future product and product lines, appraising new product ideas and/or supporting material changes.
• Assess competition by comparing the company’s product to competitors’.
• Assess product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople
• Provide information for management by providing reports and analyses on product and product features; answering questions and requests
• Bring new products to market by analysing proposed product requirements; preparing specification and pricing information; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
• Prepare and follow procedures to facilitate efficient, smooth and timely introduction of products and necessary supporting material.
• Introduce and market new products by developing plans, providing input, written content and other material for use by marcom and sales functions.
• Determine product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume.
• Provide support to sales and marcom, presenting new products and technical information as required
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Skills:
Product Management, People Management, Understanding the Customer, Product Development, Requirements Analysis, Pricing, Planning, Competitive Analysis, Sales Planning. Written and technical content creation and proof reading. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and familiarity with Social Media platforms.

Celestion manufactures loudspeaker drivers for a wide range of applications, knowledge of and interest in audio reproduction in all its various forms is a requirement for this position.

Ideal Candidate Profile :
Marketing roles require flexibility as the tasks involved are varied, sometimes unusual and often require lateral thinking and a “can do” attitude. One day you may be required to undertake desk research and the next you may be helping set-up product on an exhibition booth late into the evening in the middle of China.

Please send CVs to: ken.weller@celestion.com

celestion.com


ADJ Stay Connected Educational Series

ADJ  continues its Stay Connected Educational Series on Facebook Live.

Light Up Your Live Stream (with Jake Rhodes & Bob Mentele)
Tuesday, April 21 | 12pm (Pacific) / 21:00 (Central Europe)

With both presenters having degrees in theatrical lighting, Jake Rhodes and Bob Mentele will share their knowledge, from a technical standpoint, about what type of stage lighting to use to look professional for live stream video presentations. They will explain the difference between key lighting, fill lighting and back fill lighting. Plus, how to add in moving heads, how to make presenters pop on camera, explain dynamic white color temperatures, plus how to use correct gamma settings on your lighting fixtures for the video camera use. They will cover live stream lighting for single person vlogging all the way to a group of performer on a stage.

www.adj.com


CHAUVET Professional Presents New Tech Talk Series

CHAUVET Professional has announced the upcoming schedule of Tech Talks.

Tune in Thursdays at 20:00 CEST or 19:00 BST. This virtual series is packed with how-to's, in-depth trainings, design topics and a LIVE Q&A hosted by our Product Managers to help elevate your skillset.

Here’s What’s Scheduled. More to Come:

April 16th How-To's of Pixel Mapping & Choosing the Right Product
April 23rd What is Red Shift Anyway?
April 30th Learning Preset Sync Function
May 7th Choosing the Right Light Engine

 

You can find the shows here and Catch up on any missed shows on here.

chauvetprofessional.eu


Bose Professional Announces DeltaQ Technology and ShowMatch Webinars

Join this webinar to learn more about Bose Professional DeltaQ array technology. We will explore how ShowMatch solutions help to solve acoustic issues related to the audience coverage area and there will be a detailed EASE focus design explanation by a Bose Pro Senior Engineer, Jörgen Allen, from one of the last live tours with ShowMatch.

Agenda
–       How the structure of a room affects the audio quality
–       How does the DeltaQ technology solve acoustic issues related to room geometry
–       ShowMatch hardware overview
–       DeltaQ technology in the Bose ShowMatch System
–       EASE focus design explanation from one of our last live tours with ShowMatch - Hammerfall European Dominion Tour

Sessions
First session: Thursday April 23rd, 2020 at 9:30 CEST [link]
Second session: Thursday April 23rd April at 16:00 CEST [link]

professional.bose.com


TAIT offers Free Online Training Series for Introduction to iQ Powered by Navigator

TAIT is now offering free online training courses for iQ Powered by NAVIGATOR to the live event community.

After watching the iQ Training Video Series, viewers will know how to operate machines using a variety of methods, add windows to workspaces, create time saving pre-sets, program a show using various cue lines and organizational helpers, as well as stop and restart cues.

In addition to the launch of TAIT’s online training, Scott Chalfant, Director of Product Management for TAIT Navigator, is co-hosting USITT’s News @ Noon webinar on Thursday, April 16, 2020 to further dive into iQ Powered by Navigator and show viewers how to access the iQ Training Video Series.

TAIT’s iQ Training Videos will be offered at no charge until May 15, 2020. New releases may be made available thereafter, but we will assess the level of enrolment and engagement before extending further.

Click here to access the iQ Training Video Series.

Register to attend USITT’s News @ Noon featuring Scott Chalfant, Director of Product Management for TAIT Navigator.

taittowers.com


ChamSys Expands Training Academy, Adds Weekly Live MagicQ and Multi Language Material

ChamSys continues to build on its global commitment to education, making webinar bookings and 20-minute appointment consultations found on the training page available in German, Italian and Spanish versions. The company has also broadened the scope of its training with the addition of new Live MagicQ sessions that will stream every Tuesday at 11 am EST (4 pm BST).

Conducted by the ChamSys training staff, the new sessions will delve deeply into key MagicQ software capabilities, such as mapping complex fixtures, FX setup and tracking. In addition to being livestreamed on Facebook, the lessons will also be made available on IGTV.

The new MagicQ material, which will be available only in English initially, will feature the following topics:

  • Control and Mapping of Complex Fixtures With Multiple Elements, which covers subjects like Ind/Dup, element selection, and non-linear shape fixtures used in Grids -- 14th April
  • Better Busking With the Execute Window, which offers tips on setting up grids with groups, palettes and cues – April 21
  • FX 101, which looks at setting up custom FX, group FX and playing back FX – 28 April
  • Faster Programming With Tracking, which explains tracking, detailing how it works with MQ, and also HLF, viewing tracking, block cue and block FX – 5 May
  • Advanced Pixel Mapping, which covers pixel mapper FX, movies, gifs and live feeds 12 May
  • Effective Playback With Options, which provides a detailed review of topics like advanced cue stack options, fader options and playback holdover – 19 May
  • Timecode With MagicQ, which examines issues relating to timecode on cue stacks

chamsyslighting.com


DPA Microphones Announces Facebook Live interviews and Mic Trainings

DPA Microphones have announced a week full of interviews and live mic training.

In each session you will have the chance to ask questions via the chat function.

In the schedule below you can find the time based on Central European Summer Time (CEST) and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). If you sign up for the event on Facebook, you will be notified as it goes live.

The schedule

Monday, April 13th

20:00 CEST / 2:00pm EDT
Facebook Live with production sound mixer Whit Norris (new date)
facebook.com/events/154386282524410
Production sound mixer for Ron Howard, Adam McKay, Todd Phillips, Seth Gordon, Kevin Smith and more.

Tuesday, April 14th

20:00 CEST / 2:00pm EDT
Facebook Live with FOH engineer Brad Madix
facebook.com/events/831666100675305
FOH for Linkin Park, Florence and the Machine, Rush and more.

Wednesday, April 15th

15:30 CEST / 9:30am EDT
DPA Live Talk mit Monitormann Sascha Kohl (in German)
facebook.com/events/227318081679361
FOH for „Sing meinen Song – das Tauschkonzert“, Rea Garvey, Tokio Hotel and more.

Thursday, April 16th

20:00 CEST / 2:00pm EDT
Facebook Live with audio professional Eddie Caipo
facebook.com/events/212854770007091/
FOH for Enrique Iglesias, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera and more.

Friday, April 17th

18:00 CEST / 12:00am EDT
Product overview 4097 Choir Mic
When and how to use the DPA 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Mic.

You can follow DPA here

Interested in educational articles about mics and audio? If so, check out the wide range of topics available on DPA's Microphone University. From tips & tricks on how to correctly close mic instruments to theoretical info about noise, distortion and specifications, Mic Uni has you covered.

www.dpamicrophones.com

 


DAS Audio Webinars and Workshops

DAS Audio are offering a selection of workshops and webinars designed with the objective of transmitting knowledge about the use of its systems. Webinars allow users to receive online training from its engineers and interact with them at any time during the presentation while workshops provide supervised hands-on training with all our systems and acoustic control and simulation software. Webinar and workshop topics include DASnet – System Monitoring and Control and Introduction to Software and Systems / Level 1.

The full calender can be viewed here: www.dasaudio.com


Chroma-Q Vista 3 Webinars Now Available

Chroma-Q is offering free Vista by Chroma-Q lighting and media control training. Very aware and saddened by the current market situation, they will be hosting weekly webinars to help you develop your knowledge and skills, from the comfort of your own home.

If you are interested in sharpening your Vista 3 skills, the Vista by Chroma-Q team will be bringing you a series of webinars every Wednesday and Thursday throughout April. Keep an eye out on the Vista by Chroma-Q website - course content and registration will be updated every Friday.

Please visit www.vistabychromaq.com to register for the next webinars.


Free Software Plus Training and Webinars from disguise OnDemand

disguise has launched disguise OnDemand - a virtual hub that features access to free training and webinars exploring key features and elements of the disguise workflow. Held in multiple languages, multiple times a day, the platform will feature exclusive content, including the opportunity for the community to take part in specialist discussions on key industry topics, and hear from customers during spotlight discussions on showstopping case studies.

Designed as a place for the community to learn and keep up-to-date on all things regarding disguise, free online training sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are planning on running a condensed version of the Fundamental and Pre-Production Workflows Training, broken down into a series of six one hour sessions where attendees can learn the core features, including the timeline, stage, configuring output feeds, and how to set up devices.

As part of a wider initiative to reach out to the disguise community, disguise is also offering the ‘Designer’ software free until September, and giving a series of discounted USB dongle giveaways, as well as partnering with Notch on a ‘codemeter’ dongle sharing scheme, allowing more people to access to both their software.

Keep up to date with the growing webinar and training schedule, and register by visiting www.disguise.one/en/training-webinars/


Ayrton Boredom Buster

As you know our industry is facing an unprecedented, involuntary “down-time” as a result of the current situation. Ayrton wants to help break up the monotony by offering an opportunity for your creative expression while you’re isolated.

Show Ayrton what you can do by participating in the Ayrton Boredom Buster!

Here’s how to get involved:

• Create a show to the song of your choosing using your favourite pre-visualization software and an ‘Ayrton only’ virtual lighting rig.

• Submit your video, mailing address and shirt size via email to bb@ayrton.eu with the subject “Ayrton Boredom Buster.”

In return you could receive some swag, goodies and an opportunity to be featured on Ayrton’s social media pages.

Watch Ayrton's social media pages to see some great results! #AyrtonBoredomBuster


Absen Rental & Staging Webinar

Hosted by Christian Czimny, Absen’s Rental & Staging Industry Director, this first webinar in the series will provide you with a short overview of the latest Absen rental products and answer any questions you may have.

Join the upcoming webinar series to focus your efforts during these difficult times. Absen will be answering your questions and exploring the latest products, trends and technologies that will help take your event to the next level, when we eventually emerge from these times of uncertainty.

Submit your questions:

Do you have any questions about the latest Absen rental products? Submit them now to ensure we are able to cover them during our Q&A session on the day.

Submit Questions

Accessing the Webinar:
Before the webinar is live, all registered attendees will receive a link that they can use to participate in the webinar. We’ll email this to you shortly before the date.

Register Here


ADJ Hosts Stay Connected Series

Over the next few weeks, ADJ will host a series of live video broadcasts that will provide educational content and in-depth product overviews. Each installment of ‘Stay Connected’ will have a specific focus and provide an opportunity for lighting and event professionals to upskill from the safety and comfort of their own homes ready for when the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

Hosted from ADJ’s Los Angeles HQ by members of the company’s in-house team of technical experts, each “Stay Connected” video broadcast will take place at 12pm (Pacific Time) / 21:00 (Central Europe Time) and focus on a different lighting/video technology or application:

Theatre Lighting (with Jake Rhodes)
Thursday, April 2nd | 12pm (Pacific) / 21:00 (Central Europe)
With a background in theatrical lighting, ADJ’s Product Specialist, Jake Rhodes, is ideally placed to host this session focusing on lighting for theatre. As well as showcasing ADJ’s range of LED-powered Moving Heads, Ellipsoidal, Pars and Fresnel fixtures, Jake will offer a variety of general tips for effective theatre lighting. Time: 12pm (Pacific Time) / 21:00 (Central Europe Time).

Multi-projector and 3D Projection Mapping with ArKaos Media Master (with Corey Saenz)
Tuesday, April 7th | 12pm (Pacific) / 21:00 (Central Europe)
Hosted by ADJ’s video product specialist, Corey Saenz, this session will be a deep dive into the world of projection mapping. Corey will demonstrate multi-projector use, as well as projection on a three-dimensional surface using the ArKaos Media Master software. Time: 12pm (Pacific Time) / 21:00 (Central Europe Time).

Under The Hood: Focus Spot 6Z (with Chuck Green)
Thursday, April 9th | 12pm (Pacific) / 21:00 (Central Europe)
Original host, Chuck Green, is bringing back the popular ‘Under The Hood’ video series where he opens up an ADJ fixture to show its internal workings. In this live edition, Chuck will lift the lid on ADJ’s brand new Focus Spot 6Z. The new flagship of the Focus Series, this moving head spot fixture is packed with features and in this in-depth video Chuck will not only explain what they are but how they work as he take viewers under the hood! Time: 12pm (Pacific Time) / 21:00 (Central Europe Time).

Nightclubs, Bars & Lounges (with Edgar Bernal)
Tuesday, April 14th | 12pm (Pacific) / 21:00 (Central Europe)
This session will focus on how lighting, video and effects can be used to enhance the atmosphere in all kinds of nightlife venues from small bars, through to exclusive lounges, all the way up to large-scale super clubs. As well as offering practical tips on making the best use of any size of budget, this video presentation will highlight the latest additions to the ADJ range that are perfect for installation in late-night venues. Time: 12pm (Pacific Time) / 21:00 (Central Europe Time).

ADJ Round Table (with Alfred Gonzales)
Thursday, April 16th | 12pm (Pacific) / 21:00 (Central Europe)
In this unique live panel discussion broadcast, ADJ’s National Sales Manager, Alfred Gonzales, will welcome back all four of the Stay Connected video hosts. Alfred will talk to Jake, Corey, Chuck and Edgar about the experience of hosting their live videos and find out what feedback they’ve received. The Round Table will also be an opportunity for viewers to ask the panel questions, as well as suggest topics for future live videos. Time: 12pm (Pacific Time) / 21:00 (Central Europe Time).

Join ADJ for this series of Stay Connected videos from the comfort and safety of your home or office. It will be an excellent opportunity to increase both your product knowledge and technical expertise ready for when the pandemic is over and the world is ready for the biggest party any of us have ever seen!

Each ADJ Stay Connected session will be broadcast live on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/adjlighting/