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Funktion-One install creates Kaos in Las Vegas

Reopening following major refurbishment, the 100,000sq-ft Kaos at the Palms Resort and Casino day/nightclub now has Funktion-One sound systems installed inside and out

Kaos at the reimagined Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas has set a new standard in nightlife hospitality with what has been described as the most technologically advanced nightclub in the world. At its heart, Funktion-One sound – specified and installed by National Technology Associates (NTA) and supplied by Coherent Distribution.

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Merging marks China Anniversary in sound

Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Peoples’ Republic of China saw a cast of more than 100,000 assembled in Tiananmen Square for an event that would be televised to a significant proportion of the 1.4bn Chinese. It was by President Xi Jinping, as well as some past Presidents and all the government officials.

The military parade involved 15,000 marching personnel, 600 vehicles and 180 aircraft in the flypast. There were also 110,000 in the civil parade with 70 floats, multiple guns firing a 21 shot salute and the President taking the parade salute from a moving car.

All the audio had to be intelligible to those present as well as the TV audience…

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Netball World Cup

Adlib provided full technical production for the Netball World Cup, staged at the 11,000 capacity M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, including fully integrated video, lighting and audio, and linking in with broadcast elements for BBC and Sky television broadcasts.

The spectacle took place over ten days that delivered world-class netball to an international viewing audience and the many thousands watching courtside, which was sold out for the duration. The event included a spectacular Opening Ceremony, which set the level of expectation for the sports to follow.

The on-court coverage produced by Sport Presentation specialists Red Sky at Night Events Ltd, and saw 16 nations compete for the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 trophy.

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Outline returns to Decibel Open Air EDM festival

The Visarno Arena in Florence’s Parco delle Cascine hosted Decibel Open Air, following its success in 2018. The event was organised by Decibel Eventi and has become a fixture among large international music events.

This year, more than 30 performers from the international EDM scene performed on the two stages, with Armin Van Buuren headlining. To ensure the thousands of fans a unique sonic experience, Scandicci-based Tuscan rental company Emporio On Stage equipped both stages with Outline GTO PA systems. The hurdles to be overcome to achieve the results requested included ensuring the highest possible SPL for the audience, while reducing sound spill into surrounding areas.

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The return of Mad Oak

Having closed his original Mad Oak Studio in 2011 when the building owner decided to monetise the property, long-time studio owner PK Pandey quickly identified a new location but then faced zoning and construction ordnances that kept the project on hold until 2015. But, when mayor Marty Walsh took officee, Mad Oak was back on track with WSDG handling design and construction – the firm’s first commercial studio in Boston.

‘We hadn’t been biding our time during this waiting game,’ Pandey explains. ‘I’ve enjoy a long-term relationship with WSDG and collaborated with them on Miami’s Dream Asylum, Church Studios in London and Jungle City Studios in NYC,  as well as other projects via my AVN SYS, A/V design/integration firm. WSDG was the only design firm I considered.’

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