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20 October 2014

Sunday Night Football kicks off with Robe effects

Sunday Night Football kicks off with Robe effectsUSA - A back-wall of 72 x Robe CycFX 8s and Pointes helped create awesome effects for Carrie Underwood's all-action high profile Introduction for NBC's 2014 Sunday Night Football. Los Angeles based lighting designer ... More >>

Outkast come home with Meyer Sound Leo

Outkast come home with Meyer Sound LeoUSA - Hip hop stars Outkast recently completed their summer tour with three sellout hometown shows in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. Dubbed #ATLast, the 20,000-plus crowds were supported by a Meyer Sound ... More >>

Bandit adds Chauvet gear to meet growing demand

Bandit adds Chauvet gear to meet growing demandUSA - While 2014 may be edging its way to a close, Bandit Lites continues to increase its inventory of new gear by purchasing Chauvet Professional Nexus Aw 7x7 LED panels, Nexus 4x4 fixtures and Rogue R2 Beam fixtures.... More >>

Art of Light uses wysiwyg for Armin Only - Intense

Art of Light uses wysiwyg for Armin Only - IntenseThe Netherlands - The Art of Light, a Netherlands-based creative light designing, programming and operating company, used wysiwyg version R33 to previsualize lighting design and effects for DJ Armin van Buuren and his ... More >>

Show Distribution to introduce Imperium controller

Show Distribution to introduce Imperium controllerCanada - Show Distribution, maker and distributor of the Tour Series chain hoists has just unveiled its new Imperium console. This console, the company says, runs the same intuitive and reliable Raynok software that ... More >>

Lightconverse unleashes dynamic new features in v56

Adamson Energia on tour with Carlos Vives

Pearce Hire at the Showman's Show

Steinberg stages UK music production workshops

Diggerland adventure park relies on Ashly Audio

Robe celebrates 20 years in style

QED projection map Fort St. Aubin using d3

Avolites Sapphire Touch controls Roundabout LEDs

LumenRadio launches CRMX TiMo at PLASA London 2014

Black Light brings waterfall of sound and vision to Arsenal Armoury

JBL Pro introduces 7 Series Master Reference Monitors

Penguin AV solution for University of Kent

SGM's LEDs light The Little Mermaid

Major Amadeus installation at Paris museum

Festival of Carthage to use latest Lawo console

ARX confirms Swiss distributor

Bose RoomMatch demo sessions at Wild Bills

MultiTouch interactive solutions at ORGATEC 2014

Engaging PLASA show breaks new ground

d&b sets UK sound system seminar dates

DiGiCo dominates at Tivoli Vredenburg

Hawthorn lights Indika premiere at CAST

When Hell Froze Over with Elation

Clay Paky triple promotion for LDI Las Vegas

Van Damme at Sadlers Wells Theatre

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14 October 2014

Osram completes acquisition of Clay Paky

Osram completes acquisition of Clay PakyItaly - With effect from 13 October 2014, Osram has successfully completed the acquisition of leading show lighting manufacturer Clay Paky. All necessary approvals from the respective authorities have been granted ... More >>

14 October 2014

Flare launches 'revolutionary' headphone technology

Flare launches 'revolutionary' headphone technologyUK - Flare Audio has launched what they believe to be the world's first 'fully' open back headphones. The Reference R1, aimed at the pro audio and audiophile market, uses Flare's unique new approach to produce ... More >>

10 October 2014

Highlite in deep mourning

Highlite in deep mourningUK - On the eve of the PLASA Show in London came the very sad news of the death of Highlite UK's Sue Burlow. Highlite International issued the following announcement on behalf of Hub and Connie de la Haye, Patrick ... More >>

14 October 2014

EnTEEtainment resigns Glastonbury role

EnTEEtainment resigns Glastonbury roleUK - Dick Tee, managing director of EnTEEtainment Ltd, has tendered his resignation as Pyramid and Other stage production & area manager. After 18 years at the helm of Glastonbury Festival production, the veteran ... More >>

9 October 2014

PLASA 2014: Winners of the 2014 Innovation Awards announced

PLASA 2014: Winners of the 2014 Innovation Awards announcedUK - The PLASA Awards for Innovation (sponsored by Lighting&Sound International) were presented on Tuesday 7 October, revealing the most ground-breaking products of PLASA London 2014. It was a night of celebration and ... More >>

14 October 2014

Ayrton returns to PLASA 2014

Ayrton returns to PLASA 2014France / UK - Following a new distribution partnership for the UK freshly signed with Ambersphere Solutions, Ayrton's return to the PLASA Show for the first time since 2011 was "a complete triumph", the company says. ... More >>

5 October 2014

PLASA 2014: Lee Dennison named head of audio at White Light

PLASA 2014: Lee Dennison named head of audio at White LightUK - It was confirmed at PLASA London 2014 that White Light has appointed Lee Dennison as Head of Audio, further expanding the company's audio expertise. The move signals more growth for White Light as the company ... More >>

15 October 2014

Behind the Scenes UK kick started at PLASA 2014

Behind the Scenes UK kick started at PLASA 2014UK - The industry stepped up at PLASA 2014 to care for its own by supporting Behind the Scenes UK, the new charity that will provide financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals in need due to ... More >>

14 October 2014

PSCo partners with Green Hippo

PSCo partners with Green HippoUK - PSCo, the trade-only AV distributor and rental specialist has confirmed that it has officially partnered with Green Hippo in the UK. PSCo will be a key distributor for Green Hippo's AViary video tools, a ... More >>

14 October 2014

Robert Juliat unveils Merlin at PLASA 2014

Robert Juliat unveils Merlin at PLASA 2014France / UK - Robert Juliat chose PLASA London 2014 to unveil its latest followspot, Merlin revealed both its name and its presence on the Robert Juliat stand, shared with exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere, to ... More >>

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15 October 2014

Celebration of the life of Sue Burlow, Highlite UK

Celebration of the life of Sue Burlow, Highlite UK	UK - The service to celebrate the life of Sue Burlow, managing director of Highlite UK Ltd, will be held on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 2.30pm, at Semington Crematorium, Devizes Road, Semington, Wiltshire BA14 6HL. ... More >>

Q Willis joins PRG as head of rigging services

Q Willis joins PRG as head of rigging servicesUK - Production Resource Group has announced that Q Willis has joined their team in the UK as head of rigging services. PRG's offering to the various markets is fortified with valued rigging and venue expertise. This ... More >>

10 October 2014

Highlite in deep mourning

Highlite in deep mourningUK - On the eve of the PLASA Show in London came the very sad news of the death of Highlite UK's Sue Burlow. Highlite International issued the following announcement on behalf of Hub and Connie de la Haye, Patrick ... More >>

PSCo expands LED team

PSCo expands LED teamUK - PSCo has announced the expansion of its specialist LED team with the appointment of Mike Bone. Bringing more than 22 year's AV industry experience and a wealth of LED knowledge to the position, Mike has been ... More >>

8 October 2014

Aaron Cripps takes on Ireland role at AC-ET

Aaron Cripps takes on Ireland role at AC-ETUK/Ireland - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) reports that Aaron Cripps, a regional account manager in the company's International Sales division, will be taking on the new role of regional sales representative ... More >>

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PLASA London Reveals Lighting and Staging Education Sessions - 15 Sept 2014

PLASA Events Announces Cancellation of PLASA Focus Austin, and Return to Orlando in 2015 - 8 August 2014

Behind the Scenes to Assist UK Entertainment Technology Professionals - 17 July 2014

Bill Sapsis joins PLASA Rigging Conference Programme - 7 July 2014

New European Dates for PLASA Focus - 11 June 2014

Free Registration for PLASA London 2014 Now Open - 23 May 2014





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"Having worked as a sound engineer in both studio and live for over 12 years, I feel confident that I can quickly assess how a speaker system or pair of headphones sound. At least I did, until I heard these."

Simon Allen reviews the new headphones from Flare Audio (A New Reference?)

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Ai in action on the Childish Gambino 'Deep Web' tour

A look at how the visuals for the tour were put together, featuring interviews with some of the people involved with the show. Recorded at London's Brixton Academy

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Yesterday's News - 20 Years Ago20 Years Ago . . . LSi October 1994

"The 1994 PLASA Show, held at Earls Court 2, had drawn record visitor numbers. This year's Best New Product Award had gone to Keny Whitright's Wybron for the Autopilot tracking system, while Hermann Sorger of Ludwig Pani received a special award from PLASA chairman Mike Wood in recognition of services to the industry. Seminars included those by Mark Fisher, discussing his staging designs for Pink Floyd's The Division Bell tour, and Gil Densham and Robert Bell on lighting previsualisation techniques using a new software system called WYSIWYG."

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"Our editorial leader noted PLASA's introduction of a Code of Ethics for PLASA Show exhibitors at the show this year in response to concerns about product piracy. We reported that "a handful of disputes were resolved by PLASA at the show", and that copy product had been removed from the show floor for the first time. "

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Phil WardThis month: You Never Can Tell

"Good audio for public address is essential, like transport and gas. Excellent audio for entertainment is even more important. Why? Because it transforms people."

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Classic GearThis month: Real, Live Classics

"Better, it turns out, than reading about classic gear or writing about classic gear is actually handling classic gear: getting hold of lights and consoles and dimmers from back in time and marvelling at the construction, enjoying the aesthetics, in some cases wondering that they ever worked at all!"

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Crew CutsThis month: Lighting designer, Paul Smith (Smiffy)

"I got into lights at school and with local Am-Dram and had pretty much decided that I wanted to be Patrick Woodroffe by the time I was 14. Thanks to Alan Thompson and Peter Marshall at what was then Theatre Projects, I got started in the warehouse and on the rental desk, and once I'd properly ballsed that up, Bryan Leitch should be held fully responsible for me becoming an LD. I may never forgive him, hehe."

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EvernoteThis month: Slack

"Remember when computers made work easier - when email saved the need to post, the web saved the need to find a catalogue. Remember that beautiful moment before the information overload of the Facebooks and Googles and Twitters and Skypes and emails and chats and clouds and the need to constantly manage where that file went, how that message was sent, who forgot to Cc who?"

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Second FixThis month: Smaller Permanent Installations

". . . for schools, amateur theatres and the like, it's just as important as in the professional market to vet your contractors properly. The question is how."

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Richard CadenaThis month: Decoding codecs

"'Codec' is a portmanteau of 'compression' and 'decompression.' Video information is compressed for transport and storage because today's video files can be enormous . . ."


QandAThis month: Phil Ward talks to Nick Cook of marketing consultancy NCM . . .

"Clearly the years of experience I have with audio lends itself to the pro audio business, but the techniques for reviewing the marketing approach of a company and making recommendations to increase sales are the same in most B2B areas."

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ReadiPix Db1: A Glimpse of the Future?

"It immediately seems packed with possibilities. Concert lighting, of course, patterns of light moving in the air. But also as a tool for stage or film lighting, perhaps genuinely providing the tool to fulfil the promise of being able to paint a stage with light, still or animated."

In an LSi exclusive, Rob Halliday reports on the iPix Db1 - "a glimpse of the future of lighting" . . .

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PLASA Awards: Passing JudgementLighting designer Ben M Rogers was one of the judges in this year's PLASA Awards for Innovation. Here he shares his thoughts on the products that caught his attention and what they tell us about the future . . .


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