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Latest News

CCP Brings SolaSpot Pro 1500s and C1s to APIA Good Times Tour

Concert & Corporate Productions (CCP) recently supplied a variety of High End Systems lighting equipment for the APIA Good Times Tour at the Perth Concert Hall. Despite loading in during a massive storm that hit Perth the prior weekend, the CCP gang all stayed dry within the warmth of the Perth Concert Hall. Read More→

HES Lighting Brings World Class Illumination To Texas Film Awards

The recent Texas Film Awards, the year’s biggest event for Texans in film, featured an elevated level of production quality thanks in part to High End Systems SHAPESHIFTER C1s and C2s, SolaSpot Pro 1500 and SolaSpot Pro 2000 fixtures specified by Bill Haddad of Blue House Design and Guy Pavelo of Guy Pavelo Design. Read More→

SolaSpot 1500s Augment PBS’ Bluegrass Underground

A Todd Squared production for PBS broadcast, Bluegrass Underground is the brainchild of entrepreneur Todd Mayo, who transformed an underground cave system discovered by Aaron Higgenbotham in 1810 into the magical performance environment of The Volcano Room of the Cumberland Cavern. Read More→

High End Systems Uno Debuts on Eurovision 2016

For the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest finals held last month in Stockholm, Sweden, Technical Director Ola Melzig used 108 Uno fixtures from High End System for U.K. performers Joe and Jake. The duo’s rendition of ‘You’re Not Alone’ served as the new fixture’s debut, and the Eurovision team once again pulled together a stunning collective of production elements for the highly anticipated contest. Read More→

SHAPESHIFTERs Elevate Ultra Music Festival Finale

The recent Ultra Music Festival in Miami raised the bar for EDM concerts with elite DJs and unprecedented production quality. With lighting production by Solotech, additional production support by numerous local vendors and a jaw-dropping design by Steve Lieberman, the three day festival was one for the record books. Read More→

SHAPESHIFTERs Join The Party At Cowboys Dancehall For Aoki Show

Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas is a leading venue in the Alamo city, running live music four nights a week along with a host of other country themed events. For years the venue has relied on a variety of High End Systems lighting and control products to light their entertainment, and recently High End’s SHAPESHIFTERs were employed for a Steve Aoki performance. Read More→

LD Matt Guminski Takes HOG On The Ultimate Road Test

Neon Trees LD Matt Guminski is one of the most prolific of the latest generation of lighting designers touring with High End Systems Hog 4 desks. Since wrapping up Neon Trees’ Intimate Night Out Tour last summer, Guminski has toured with Young the Giant, MisterWives, Percy Hill, David Garrett and Bush. All of these shows has been operated on either the Hog 4 or Full Boar 4 and the Hog 4 playback wing, and ‘pre-vized seamlessly’ with the Hog 4 line. Read More→

SolaSpot Pro 2000 Brings Modern Mood To Element of Crime Tour

Soon to celebrate their thirtieth anniversary, German rock band Element of Crime is currently touring Europe with production support by Chaoscenter and Ambion. The group’s signature melancholic pop is as unique as the latest lighting design created by LD Rolf Wenzel. For this leg of the tour Wenzel is using ten High End Systems SolaSpot Pro 2000 fixtures to add ambient punch and beautiful colors to his rig.Read More→

Clair Solutions Specifies Custom HES Fixtures For Jordan’s IT

Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven, CT is host to IT, the world’s largest indoor ropes adventure course. To integrate the design into the retail space, the owners turned to Clair Solutions, who in turn specified custom High End Systems Solaspot CMY Pro fixtures for the installation. Read More→

DLHD’s Enhance PBS Christopher Cross Broadcast

On January 20th, Grammy award winning musician Christopher Cross recorded a PBS Pledge Special at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. The concert will be broadcast on PBS and was produced by KLRU-TV, Austin PBS. Read More→

SolaWash PRO 2000 LED fixture chosen for La Bohème

Faithless hit on the road again in 2015 after a four year break, taking their infectious dance rhythms to an eager public celebrating twenty years since the formation of the band in the heady 1990s, when rave culture became a defining musical genre of the late 20th century. Read More→

M.F.A. Candidate Uses Theatrical Design to Improve Air Travel

For his thesis to earn an M.F.A. in theatrical design, Carson applied his education about theatrical lighting to the airplane to match passengers’ circadian rhythm and reduce the feeling of jet lag. Read More→

SHAPESHIFTERs Bring Eye Candy To Faithless Tour

Faithless hit on the road again in 2015 after a four year break, taking their infectious dance rhythms to an eager public celebrating twenty years since the formation of the band in the heady 1990s, when rave culture became a defining musical genre of the late 20th century. Read More→

SHAPESHIFTERs Add Horsepower To Godsmack Tour

Touring aggressively promoting their latest release 1000hp, Godsmack’s latest shows featured High End Systems SHAPESHIFTER C1 fixtures as major eye candy, picked by LD Jeff Rials for their unique look and versatile performance. Gemini Light Sound Video provided the lighting rig, while VER supplied the video package. Read More→

High End Systems DLHD’s Ring In New Year At Aria

Wonderland NYE 2016, Lighting and Video Media Designer Vickie Claiborne worked with King Dahl, Stefanie Ishii, Frank Roskowski and Doug Johnson to create an unforgettable evening, made even more memorable with Claiborne’s use of High End Systems DLHD Digital Light fixtures. Read More→

SHAPESHIFTER Shine On Latest Joe Satriani Tour

For guitarist extraordinaire Joe Satriani’s latest tour, Lighting Designer Alastair Watson specified 20 High End Systems SHAPESHIFTER fixtures, 12 SolaSpot 1500 Pro and Axon Pro HD media server, with the lighting rig controlled by trusty Hog Fullboar 4.Read More→

Andreas Gabalier Tours with Powerful HES Rig

Andreas Gabalier, or the 'Elvis of the Alps', like his fans call him, has finished his successful 2015 tour. LD Fink Andreas (Light.TheSign) and LD Michael Mayler created the fantastic lighting, video and stage design for this spectacle, which included 100 automated lighting instruments from High End Systems. Read More→

SHAPESHIFTERs Elevate Planetshakers' #LetsGo

In celebration of their new CD, #LetsGo, Planetshakers and Daystar Television Network joined forces to produce an exclusive live event – Planetshakers LIVE – the likes of which had never been attempted on Christian television. Read More→

Lifegate Church Upgrades With High End Systems Gear

Multi-site House of Worship Lifegate Church presents their contemporary message to multiple locations. Lifegate's Technical Director Robert Wilson records the service and delivers their message on disc to two other Omaha locations, as well as via web to overseas branch Novi Sad. Read More→

SHAPESHIFTERs Add Controlled Chaos To Mayhem Fest

Sponsored by ROCKSTAR Energy Drinks, this year's annual Mayhem Festival featured Slayer headlining the main stage, joined by King Diamond, Hellyeah and The Devil Wears Prada. The 2015 tour rocked 25 U.S. cities before winding down in August. Read More→

4Wall NY Adds HES SolaSpot Pro 1500 To Rental Inventory

During the recent LDI trade show in Las Vegas, leading stage lighting provider 4Wall Entertainment Lighting augmented its New York rental inventory with the purchase of 24 High End Systems SolaSpot Pro 1500 fixtures. Read More→

HOG FACTOR Champs Weigh In On Inaugural Lighting Design Competition

At the recent LDI trade show in Las Vegas, the LD team from Carnegie Mellon University emerged victorious in High End Systems' first HOG FACTOR lighting competition. Read More→

SHAPESHIFTERs Elevate Motley Crue Farewell Tour

The marathon Motley Crue Farewell Tour has rocked incredibly hard for the past 18 months, and will culminate with the band playing their final show in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. Read More→

HOG Consoles Control Gala for China's Commemorations of WWII 70th Anniversary

On September 3rd, a grand cultural gala themed "Victory and Peace" was held as part of China's commemorations of the 70th anniversary of victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance. Read More→

SHAPESHIFTERs Add The Sizzle To The Glitch Mob Tour

Over the past decade, The Glitch Mob have turned heads and blown minds with their infectious electronic music. With laptops and MIDI controllers as their sonic weapons, the trio's technical chops are far above that of most mainstream musicians. Read More→

Hog Consoles Drive Alfa Future People EDM Festival

EDM Festivals have mushroomed in popularity and scale over the past few years, branching out to a global dance party existence. Recently, Russian EDM fans gathered in mass to groove at the Alfa Future People Project. Read More→

HHBC Renovates Lighting Rig With HES Solaspot Range

HHBC recently undertook a large renovation of the lighting in their worship center, and relied on High End Systems automated lighting products to update the visual side of their worship experience. Read More→

Solaspot Pro 1500s Frame Smoke + Mirrors World Tour

Imagine Dragons' Smoke + Mirrors World Tour is an ever evolving, high-energy production that has garnished rave reviews and thrilled fans across the globe during 2015. Read More→

Preworks Announces Sale of 500th HES Solaspot Pro 1500

Preworks, AED Distribution and High End Systems are proud to announce the sale of the 500th High End Systems Solaspot Pro 2000 fixture in the German/ Austrian/ Swiss region. Read More→

HES Hog 4 Controls Arbonne NTC Event

At a recent corporate extravaganza for beauty wellness corporation Arbonne at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas, High End Systems control products were used to control an expansive networked visual production. Read More→

Bandit Lites Augment Grizzlies Playoffs with SHAPESHIFTERs

Bandit Lites augmented FedExForum’s arena lighting package with high-energy lighting, including a dozen High End Systems SHAPESHIFTER C1 fixtures.Read More→

SHAPESHIFTERs Highlight EDC Festival Arches

The largest festival in North America, EDC brings 140,000+ attendees for each of its three nights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Read More→

Hog Consoles Control Herbert Gronemeyer Tour

For German megastar Herbert Gronemeyer's latest tour, show designer Gunther Hecker of CUE Design (www.cue-design.com) created an expansive performance environment for the artist by seamlessly blending lighting, video and moving stage elements. Read More→

Ungerleider Uses HES Hog Control To Drive Rush R40 Tour

Rush's amazing R40 Tour is in full swing across North America, and the show features the progressive rock icons taking audiences back in time. Read More→

Hillenkotter Uses Hog 4 Consoles To Control Multi-Media Show

High End Systems Hog li ghting control systems have long been the preferred console of many touring and television lighting designers, and LDs for corporate events shows have also embraced the Hog for their intricate presentations. Read More→

SHAPESHIFTERs Dazzle with Snoop Dog At iHeart Theatre

Snoop Dog rocked the iHeart Radio Theatre in Los Angeles with a filmed performance that featured some major bling courtesy of High End Systems SHAPESHIFTER C1 fixtures. Read More→

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