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29 July 2014

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The Week in Lighting & SoundA Man from the Future - The Pet Shop Boys unveiled their latest work, a tribute to wartime codebreaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night Proms. The 50-minute 'musical biography' featured an excerpt ... More >>

Blackout's busy summer of music

Blackout's busy summer of musicUK - As Britain basks in the soaring temperatures of a sizzling two-week heat-wave, draping and rigging specialist Blackout is also on a high following a jam-packed summer of live music events. Warming things up, ... More >>

ETC Source Four Minis in offline art gallery

ETC Source Four Minis in offline art galleryAustralia - #THEARTHUNTER was an 'offline' temporary art gallery experience from iconic website The Cool Hunter, created and produced by The Artistry. The Earth Hunter was a collaboration with Jaguar to launch the ... More >>

Leo powers back-to-back heavy metal festivals

Leo powers back-to-back heavy metal festivalsScandinavia - Supporting heavy metal festivals STHLM Fields and Sonisphere not only took tremendous sonic power, but also an intelligently designed loudspeaker rigging system built for mission-critical circumstances. ... More >>

Chauvet Professional in the Great Room

Chauvet Professional in the Great RoomUK - The Grosvenor House hotel Great Room in London, one of the largest ballrooms in Europe, has hosted so many high-profile events that it's become a familiar sight on BBC news reports. Standing out in such a glitzy ... More >>

ETCP launches further web-based rigging exams

Amadeus, SSL and Sonic Emotion in jazz special

grandMA2 rocks on with Hedwig

Goa's Café Mambo upgrades D.A.S. sound system

Lancelot gallops into Cologne's Lanxess Arena

Nexo STM lands at Munich Airport

Williams swings both ways on Brilliant Stages

Community reinforces Diggerland experience

Clay Paky on TV's Keep Your Light Shining

Tele-Ponto supports Brazil's big year with Optocore

SGM G-Spot goes NorthSide

Elation Lighting upgrade for South Point casino

Armin brings Intense tour to South Africa

Fineline lights Warwick Castle spectacular

Red Dot bestows design award on d&b D80

SPL Phonitor mini starts shipping

Robe for Lebanon's Beiteddine Art Festival

Clay Paky lights the skies during Tour de France opening

48 hours left of free visitor registration for PLASA London 2014

XL Video on the road with DesignScene and Volvo

Nexo updates Stade Olympique in Lausanne

JoeCo celebrates new home

Sage Gateshead upgrades with RCF

iLive selected by Chinese arts centre

Robe is a ParFect Solution for Španski Borci

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23 July 2014

Adlib gets into Summertime at Wembley

Adlib gets into Summertime at WembleyUK - For the fourth year running Adlib supplied audio crew & equipment for Capital FM's Summertime Ball phenomenon staged at Wembley Stadium, London. The line-up of A-List artists included David Guetta, Ellie ... More >>

22 July 2014

Penn Elcom partners with Entertainment Workshops charity

Penn Elcom partners with Entertainment Workshops charityUK - Penn Elcom, manufacturer of flight case hardware, speaker cabinet hardware and 19-inch racking solutions, alongside sibling brands, Pro Audio Stash and CLD Distribution, has signed a partnership with industry ... More >>

28 July 2014

48 hours left of free visitor registration for PLASA London 2014

48 hours left of free visitor registration for PLASA London 2014UK - PLASA London delivered its biggest ever visitor promotion campaign over the last 3 days, generating almost 3,000 new registrations and setting a record for registrations, meaning the show is now up 10% y-o-y on ... More >>

29 July 2014

Chauvet Professional in the Great Room

Chauvet Professional in the Great RoomUK - The Grosvenor House hotel Great Room in London, one of the largest ballrooms in Europe, has hosted so many high-profile events that it's become a familiar sight on BBC news reports. Standing out in such a glitzy ... More >>

23 July 2014

Robe Pointes on fire with the Rolling Stones

Robe Pointes on fire with the Rolling StonesEurope - The Rolling Stones have just finished the European section of their 14 On Fire tour with another spectacular lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe of Woodroffe Basset Design (WBD) which included 54 Robe ... More >>

29 July 2014

Williams swings both ways on Brilliant Stages

Williams swings both ways on Brilliant StagesUK - Brilliant Stages continues its long-standing relationship Robbie Williams and the ever-inventive Ray Winkler and Ric Lipson of Stufish by its collaboration on the design and fabrication of the stage set for ... More >>

25 July 2014

Kasabian countdown at Victoria Park

Kasabian countdown at Victoria ParkUK - It was Midsummer's Day at Victoria Park in Leicester and the kind of balmy afternoon that encapsulates the perfect English summer. Below the circling helicopter, the audience was gathering to see the homecoming ... More >>

24 July 2014

Martin Audio appoints new MD

Martin Audio appoints new MDUK - Martin Audio has appointed a new managing director, Luke Ireland, with immediate effect. An experienced business leader for a number of global businesses, with a passion for technology and music, Luke Ireland's ... More >>

29 July 2014

ETC Source Four Minis in offline art gallery

ETC Source Four Minis in offline art galleryAustralia - #THEARTHUNTER was an 'offline' temporary art gallery experience from iconic website The Cool Hunter, created and produced by The Artistry. The Earth Hunter was a collaboration with Jaguar to launch the ... More >>

22 July 2014

ETC Sensor control reaches high in London

ETC Sensor control reaches high in LondonUK - ETC's UK dealers have now installed over 28,000 Sensor power control channels across central London, making ETC the most popular choice in the capital. If all the modules were stacked on top of one another, they ... More >>

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24 July 2014

Martin Audio appoints new MD

Martin Audio appoints new MDUK - Martin Audio has appointed a new managing director, Luke Ireland, with immediate effect. An experienced business leader for a number of global businesses, with a passion for technology and music, Luke Ireland's ... More >>

Kate Connolly joins uTRAC

Kate Connolly joins uTRACUK / Ireland - uTRAC has bolstered its drive to become the go-to workforce management application for events with the appointment of Kate Connolly as director. In her previous roles as a consultant at Deloitte and a ... More >>

22 July 2014

Mitch Mortenson joins Cadac US

Mitch Mortenson joins Cadac USUK - Cadac Audio US and Canada has secured premises for its sales, distribution and service operations in Hoboken NJ. The new premises, looking out across the Manhattan skyline, will house Cadac's new North American ... More >>

PRG Nocturne expands UK operation

PRG Nocturne expands UK operationUK - PRG Nocturne which provides LED video and projection support to the concert touring, festival, and corporate event markets, has expanded its operations in the UK. "We are now heading into our fourth year with ... More >>

21 July 2014

Sennheiser UK sub distribution changes structure

Sennheiser UK sub distribution changes structureUK - As a direct result of an increase in business and market share within its sub distribution network, Sennheiser UK has announced a significant change to its sub distribution model in the UK. "The growth we are ... More >>

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PLASA Focus returns to Texas this September - 11 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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"We had a total of five LED screens, four flown and one on a pulley system tracking across the stage. The flown screens were moving through both horizontal and vertical planes across a distance of between 15 and 20 metres with the weight of each of the Lighthouse screens in excess of 1500kg."

CT's Chris Burke on the tech behind the Laureus awards (Laureus Sports Awards)

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Meet the Meyer Sound LYON linear line array system, shipping Feb 2014

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

"PLASA Members had responded angrily to LSi's reporting of AVAB's resurfacing in Sweden as AVAB Niethammer, following the bankruptcy of the original company, AVAB AB, and the associated Emil Niethammer operation in Germany. A number of UK companies had been owed money by one or both operations at the point of their closure, and little information was provided by either of the receivers involved. A great deal of the money involved related to AVAB AB's re-equipping of the Gothenburg Opera House. "

Yesterday's News - 10 Years Ago10 Years Ago . . . LSi July 2004

"Lead news this month was the merger of PRG and VLPS (Vari-Lite Production Services). The resulting company would operate as PRG Lighting, PRG Audio and PRG Scenic Technologies. Jere Harris, who was to take on the role of chairman and CEO of the new company, said that PRG was "bringing stability, resources and a stronger business orientation to an industry that is highly fragmented and under-capitalised." Rusty Brutsché of VLPS would become vice-chairman and Chief Technology Officer of the new company. "

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Phil WardThis month: FIFA Las Vegas!

". . . the inclusion of a UK console (Allen & Heath's GLD-80) at the centre of renovations to Rio's iconic Maracana stadium is the nearest that anything English is going to get to the venue for the tournament's final."

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Classic GearThis month: The Splicing Block

"If you want a test for which once-indispensable tools are now obsolete, just try them out on a current technical theatre student: 'Stencils' to a lighting student will get a dismissive look as they turn back to their VectorWorks Student Edition. Present a sound student with a splicing block and you might just get a bemused expression as they try to figure out exactly what it actually is . . ."

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Crew CutsThis month: Lighting Designer, Tom Campbell

"I was extremely lucky that my secondary school had a pretty good lighting rig in their theatre - four MAC 500s and a lot of generic fixtures. I quickly realised, not only that I enjoyed doing it, but that I could miss lessons if I helped out on school productions."

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EvernoteThis month: Boris (and other) Bikes

"Bike sharing actually pre-dates the technology. Way back in 1965 a group in the Netherlands left free white bicycles scattered around a town, free for anyone to use. They quickly vanished . . . a sad reflection on human nature that free tends to be abused."

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Second FixThis month: No Substitute

"It's astonishing the number of people who criticise, for example, a truss being slung in a way they haven't seen before, believing the way they learned to be the only way . . ."

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Richard CadenaThis month: Wireless Video on a Budget

"The documentation says to use Bash or Python - both of which are programming languages - but it doesn't tell you how to do it!"

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QandAThis month: Lee Baldock talks to production designer, creative director and principal of Rockart Design, Nicoline Refsing . . .

"I love the music side, and what comes with that is the whole process of loading something in in a very short space of time, and loading it all out again. I love that challenge - producing all of the parts, working out what's possible."

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PLASA Show Daily '94We've added over 175 photos of the PLASA Show in London from the LSi archives dating back to 1993.

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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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Varilite

LS Live

Symetrix

Fidelius Insurance

GTD

Specialz

Outboard

OutBoard

Rub Hoists

10 out of 10 Productions

ER Productions

Le Maitre

LS Live

Backstage Academy

Stage Electrics

MDG

Le Maitre

Unusual Rigging

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