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6 October 2015

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The Week in Lighting & SoundFestival Fever - Thousands of festival goers were left disappointed after Glastonbury tickets sold out in just over half an hour. The £228 tickets went on sale at 9am and, 32 minutes later, they were all gone - ... More >>

PLASA Awards for Innovation winners announced

PLASA Awards for Innovation winners announcedUK - The PLASA Awards for Innovation & Sustainability 2015 and the Gottelier Award, sponsored by Lighting&Sound International, were presented at the PLASA Show at London's ExCeL yesterday evening. This year, 31 ... More >>

PLASA Show 2015: ETC takes Gold

PLASA Show 2015: ETC takes GoldUK - For the first time at PLASA, ETC is using a second stand hosting their rigging products, which are new to Europe, in combination with their now famous upside down stand, where two fencers battle on the ceiling. ... More >>

PLASA Rigging Conference examines regulations and compliance

PLASA Rigging Conference examines regulations and complianceUK - The 2015 PLASA Rigging Conference was once again attended by approximately 120 delegates including rigging professionals, representatives from the UK Health and Safety Executive and from venues and rigging ... More >>

ETC mourns Bullen Lagerbielke

ETC mourns Bullen LagerbielkeETC is morning the loss of Pontus 'Bullen' Lagerbielke, who passed away following a battle against cancer. A professional lighting designer, console programmer and media server wizard, he loved working in this industry. He ... More >>

Audioprof acquires majority share in Community

Chauvet matches Motown moods at Legends concert

Clay Paky Mythos project for Queen and Country

Dubai's Vegas Club installs NEXT-proaudio

Eurotruss opens UK operation

Martin Audio MLA on stream with Old Barn Audio

Meyer's Leopard leads line-up at Way Out West

Olympia appoints Blitz|GES in three year deal.

PLASA Show 2015: Adobe's Creative Cloud session

PLASA Show 2015: Clay Paky demos draw crowds

PLASA Show 2015: CORE showcases wireless innovations

PLASA Show 2015: Flare Audio's Zero a new pro audio hero

PLASA Show 2015: 'How to use lights' and 'Top Tips on Lighting' sessions

PLASA Show 2015: New from Neutrik . . .

PLASA Show 2015: Phil Ward hosts two audio panels

PLASA Show 2015: PSCo brings cutting-edge technology to PLASA

RML on the case for new Watchdog series

Syncrolite's rocking festival season rolls on

PLASA Show 2015 opens for business

Knight of Illumination Awards winners announced

PLASA 2015: Hawthorn unveils its new brand

HSL extends family as GLS Lighting joins

PLASA 2015: ELC Lighting unveils new corporate identity

PLASA 2015: Doughty debuts two new prototypes

PLASA 2015: Philips looks forward to a 'refreshing' show

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PLASA Focus Orlando hailed a resounding success attracting record attendees - 24 Feb 2015

PLASA Focus Orlando Opens in One Week - 10 Feb 2015

PLASA Focus Orlando Hitting High Pre-Registration Numbers - 28 Jan 2015

Richard Pilbrow to Kickoff Educational Seminars at PLASA Focus Orlando - 8 Jan 2015

PLASA's Behind the Scenes Happy Hour a Massive Success - 11 Dec 2014

PLASA Announces 2014 Election Results - 21 Nov 2014

'Tis the season to donate to Behind the Scenes - 17 Nov 2014

PLASA Events Announces Partnership with Show Ready Events - 14 Nov 2014

Dinna Myers to Receive PLASA's Swan Award at the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour - 1 Nov 2014

PLASA to Present Volunteer of the Year Award to Bill Ellis - 1 Nov 2014

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"What digital has done for me is where we are now. This is the first tour where I can sit down for the show and concentrate entirely on the music. I'm not distracted by correcting or compensating for weaknesses in the system. That's a real luxury."

Sound engineer Stanley Miller talks to Steve Moles (Neil Diamond)

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Mixing Metallica: Backstage Video Interviews with Band's Dual Monitoring Team

"Being consistent is absolutely key to making the artists feel like they're in a safe place wrapped up in their favorite blanket."

ReadYesterday's News

Yesterday's News - 20 Years Ago20 Years Ago . . . LSi October 1995

"Shure was celebrating its 70th, Brilliant Stages announced a major expansion, Soundcraft was spreading its 'Going Live' sound mixing training programme into theatre, Strand Lighting had restructured with the loss of its UK marketing team, and Martin Professional was going public on the Copenhagen stock exchange"

Yesterday's News - 10 Years Ago 10 Years Ago . . . LSi October 2005

"Following the conclusion of the long-running tale of fraud at the Millennium Dome, Brophy - the former lighting department chief at the Dome - was jailed for four-and-a-half years after being found guilty of stealing £1.1m from Dome owner NMEC."

ReadAudio File

Phil WardThis month: Human Writes

"The confusion between pro and consumer styles so prevalent from dental surgeries to energy suppliers could have a negative effect on this industry at the top level, and here's why."

ReadClassic Gear

Classic GearThis month: Catalyst

"Sometimes the classic you make isn't always quite the product you set out to make. Take Catalyst. You know it now as a media server, the first to arrive at this intersection of lighting and video, a pointer to the future we now inhabit. But the media server is only half the story. . . ."

ReadCrew Cuts

Crew CutsThis month: lighting designer, Matt Daw

"At 16 I applied for an apprenticeship at The Nothcott Theatre in Exeter but was told I was too young. That didn't deter me and I kept turning up at the theatre until they gave me a job."

ReadTools from Beyond

GhosteryThis month: Ghostery

"While we're on the subject of internet privacy, as we were last month, let's talk about internet tracking, the way that websites (regardless of the browser or search engine that leads you there) try to learn about you, identify you, see what you do and follow you around."

ReadSecond Fix

Second FixThis month: How to deal with project budgets . . .

"This approach meant that we had more to spend and in this case we were able to replace the system. And the client was happy because they had had real involvement in assembling the budget - not just taken my word for it."

ReadVideo Matters

Richard CadenaThis month: Expanding Colour Gamut

"It's likely that high dynamic range (HDR), expanded colour gamut, and higher bit depth will have a much bigger impact on our industry than 3D technology ever did or ever will."


QandAThis month: Caz Williamson talks to video & media server technician Dan Bond

"I've seen more integration with control systems and more often lighting designers are not only using, but taking control of the video."

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