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1 September 2014

Ken Berreen joins Illuminate Design

Ken Berreen joins Illuminate DesignUK - Colchester-based Illuminate Design are delighted to welcome Ken Berreen to the company in the role of technical sales manager. As Illuminate continues to grow its business, Ken brings a wealth of experience to ... More >>

Mike Hendriks joins Milos Group

Mike Hendriks joins Milos GroupCzech Republic - Milos Group has added Marc Hendriks to their experienced team of professionals. Marc is a well-respected expert who has enjoyed a long and successful history within the truss and support structure ... More >>

SGM G-Spot hands down Ice Bucket Challenge

SGM G-Spot hands down Ice Bucket ChallengeDenmark - In the spirit of the current Ice Bucket Challenge craze that has swept the world, SGM has handed down a challenge to its closest competitors to submit their automated lighting fixtures to the ultimate 'soak ... More >>

Mennegat Trading joins the Apart family

Mennegat Trading joins the Apart familyThe Netherlands - Mennegat Trading B.V. and Audioprof N.V. have joined forces to further strengthen the position of the Apart brand in The Netherlands. From 17 September 2014, Mennegat Trading will be the exclusive ... More >>

DiGiCo is the difference for Monty Python Live

DiGiCo is the difference for Monty Python LiveUK - Monty Python Live (mostly) brought together five of the six original Pythons - John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones - for 10 sell out dates at London's O2 arena this summer. ... More >>

Colour Sound ends festival season in style

digiLED launches LightSlice display

Dave Smith joins Audiologic team

Rivers Church revitalised with Robe Robins

University of Sydney re-stacks with Shure Wireless

XL Video supplies mega LED screen to Creamfields

Clay Paky Shotlights in back-to-back concerts

Saville AV stages Event Technology Expo

Ashly amplifers join NYC's Union League Club

Platinum Series lights Smoky Mountain Opry

Wild & Marr celebrates 20 years with Shure

Biggest screens wow Creamfields

Robe for Club India in Trinidad

Clay Paky and MA lighting tour with Adel Tawil

Angus & Julia Stone on song with Titan Mobile

A warm Glow from Blitz Communications

Bwefar invests in Robe LEDWash 800s

XL for Massive Attack summer tour

San Antonio's Tobin Centre chooses Clay Paky

Roland VR-50HD at Erasmus University

Early music with modern audio technology

Senior UK appointments at Audient

A Taste of Broadway in Hong Kong with DPA

Radio Italia scores at the Olimpico with Outline

Shri Krishna temple switches to Chauvet Professional

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29 August 2014

Bwefar invests in Robe LEDWash 800s

Bwefar invests in Robe LEDWash 800sThe Netherlands - Bwefar, a busy lighting rental company based in Zwolle, The Netherlands, is headed by the charismatic Akim Bwefar and specialises in the design and supply of lighting for automotive shows all over ... More >>

21 August 2014

Sune Snellman Jakobson sings Metric Halo's praises

Sune Snellman Jakobson sings Metric Halo's praisesDenmark - Sune Snellman Jakobsen is a live mix engineer stationed in Copenhagen whose credits include world tours with The Raveonettes, Mew, Mercury Rev from NY, Kashmir from Denmark, and, most recently, Trentem°... More >>

29 August 2014

Biggest screens wow Creamfields

Biggest screens wow CreamfieldsUK - LarMac Live, XL Video and Star Events Group devised, supplied and provided for 1,300sq.m of screens across the twin main stages at Creamfields last weekend, probably the most extensive use of video on the English ... More >>

29 August 2014

Senior UK appointments at Audient

Senior UK appointments at AudientUK - Following the departures of Gareth Williams and Luke Baldry, Audient has appointed Chris Wright as its new UK market manager. After a relatively short yet successful stint in the IT industry, Wright brings a host ... More >>

1 September 2014

Ken Berreen joins Illuminate Design

Ken Berreen joins Illuminate DesignUK - Colchester-based Illuminate Design are delighted to welcome Ken Berreen to the company in the role of technical sales manager. As Illuminate continues to grow its business, Ken brings a wealth of experience to ... More >>

1 September 2014

SGM G-Spot hands down Ice Bucket Challenge

SGM G-Spot hands down Ice Bucket ChallengeDenmark - In the spirit of the current Ice Bucket Challenge craze that has swept the world, SGM has handed down a challenge to its closest competitors to submit their automated lighting fixtures to the ultimate 'soak ... More >>

29 August 2014

A warm Glow from Blitz Communications

A warm Glow from Blitz CommunicationsUK - Blitz Communications recently made the decision to purchase a substantial number of the new Clay Paky Glow-Ups. Andy Mahaffey, head of lighting at Blitz's Elstree headquarters, says: "It's true that Blitz have ... More >>

27 August 2014

Green Hippo's internship programme in full swing

Green Hippo's internship programme in full swingUK - Green Hippo has two new interns who recently started to work with the company for the forthcoming year. Over that last two years we have had two very successful Product Design internships within our Product ... More >>

26 August 2014

Parasol centre stage in Hollywood blockbuster

Parasol centre stage in Hollywood blockbusterCanada - Vancouver-based Parasol Systems has developed intelligent, self-propelling, and wirelessly controlled vehicles that travel along pre-determined guide ways. Basically, the Parasol Systems technology moves ... More >>

28 August 2014

X Factor winner switches to Shure PSM1000

X Factor winner switches to Shure PSM1000UK - Southampton-based live hire company BCS replaced all of its wireless in-ear monitoring on James Arthur's recent European tour with Shure's PSM1000 system. The move came following on-going problems experienced by ... More >>

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1 September 2014

Ken Berreen joins Illuminate Design

Ken Berreen joins Illuminate DesignUK - Colchester-based Illuminate Design are delighted to welcome Ken Berreen to the company in the role of technical sales manager. As Illuminate continues to grow its business, Ken brings a wealth of experience to ... More >>

Mike Hendriks joins Milos Group

Mike Hendriks joins Milos GroupCzech Republic - Milos Group has added Marc Hendriks to their experienced team of professionals. Marc is a well-respected expert who has enjoyed a long and successful history within the truss and support structure ... More >>

Dave Smith joins Audiologic team

Dave Smith joins Audiologic teamUK - Audiologic, has made a significant addition to its team. Dave Smith has joined the company in a newly created role as business development manager. With a strong background in both the consumer electronics and ... More >>

29 August 2014

Senior UK appointments at Audient

Senior UK appointments at AudientUK - Following the departures of Gareth Williams and Luke Baldry, Audient has appointed Chris Wright as its new UK market manager. After a relatively short yet successful stint in the IT industry, Wright brings a host ... More >>

27 August 2014

Green Hippo's internship programme in full swing

Green Hippo's internship programme in full swingUK - Green Hippo has two new interns who recently started to work with the company for the forthcoming year. Over that last two years we have had two very successful Product Design internships within our Product ... More >>

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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

PLASA FOCUS PROVES A SUCCESS IN BALTIMORE - 14 May 2014

QUALITY REIGNS SUPREME AT PLASA FOCUS LEEDS 2014 - 6 May 2014

PLASA FOCUS LEEDS 2014 - SHOW OPENS NEXT WEEK - 24 April 2014

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR PLASA FOCUS BALTIMORE EXPANDS - 22 April 2014

EXHIBITORS GEAR UP FOR PLASA FOCUS LEEDS 2014 - 17 April 2014

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"It's easy to programme one chandelier to dim perfectly off a particular dimmer, but then another dimmer might do something different; then that dimmer assigned to another lamp, or more lamps, may do something different again."

Richard Cuthbert discusses the art of dimming LEDs for theatre (GDS: A Decade of Innovation)

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TechnoPro Dubai's Nabil Bourgeili goes Vari-Lite crazy

Nabil Bourgeili, managing director of Dubai-based TechnoPro, talks about his business and the importance of Vari-Lite as part of his company's offering . . .

ReadYesterday's News

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

"Our news noted the end of several eras. Mark Fisher and Jonathan Park's hugely successful concert design partnership was to split: their final joint project, the Rolling Stones' Voodoo Lounge tour, kicked off this month in Washington DC. Meanwhile, Squire Light & Sound had gone into liquidation: a long-standing name in the UK industry, Squire's had been "a proving ground for many . . . who cut their teeth at the company.""

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

"Our cover showed Sarah Rushton-Read's moody shot of singer Anthony Kiedis emblazoned across XL Video's Barco LED screen at the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Hyde Park concerts this summer. Inside, we spoke to the team behind the show, including RHCP's LD Scott Holthaus, video and set designer Grier Govorko and sound engineer Dave 'Rat' Levine - along with Clear Channel's John Probyn, XL Video's Des Fallon, Britannia Row Productions' Roly Oliver and Star Events Group's Roger Barrett. "

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Phil WardThis month: Mixing It Up

"Not 'trading off' but applying know-how from one to another, bolstering weaknesses and exploiting strengths, putting a bit of 'large' into 'mid', a bit more 'broadcast' into 'large' - and so on. Plus, and here's the tricky bit, conserving brand equity at every step . . ."

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Classic GearThis month: Donmar Reference Manual

"Does a piece of classic gear actually have to be a piece of gear? Good question. We've had examples in the past that aren't, but they've been classics in their own ways, explaining lighting or documenting its history. But a mere collection of information about gear? I'd argue yes. There's a modern term for this: meta-data - data about data. So perhaps this time we're featuring a meta-classic, a classic about classics . . ."

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Crew CutsThis month: Stage manager Jem Melluish

"I started life as a money broker, then went straight into hair consultancy, followed by a stint as an advertising executive and then the obvious move to local crew at the Churchill Theatre. From there, the wonders of theatre led me directly into conference set building, before starting work with CC-Lab who put me on the path to music-based event."

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Ian DowThis month: Ian Dow recalls going Back to School

"The shocked face of the driver is a picture I remember to this day. He knew there was only one 961 each day, but suddenly before him was this ghostly apparition of his own coach, full of passengers lit by a strange blue light, which was then swallowed up by the mist . . ."

ReadTools from Beyond

EvernoteThis month: Word Lens

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," the distinguished writer Arthur C. Clarke once said. The technological marvels now surrounding us make it easy to take that magic for granted; it's hard for something new to really surprise us. Word Lens is magical enough to do just that."

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Second FixThis month: Using your Imagination

"A lot of audio design is done by people with acoustics degrees. Whilst they are very good at the theory side, they've probably never mixed a concert or known what it's really like to surprise and delight a listener."

ReadVideo Matters

Richard CadenaThis month: The Right Number of Ks

"I might have been able to save some money by settling for a standard HD monitor or a Retina display, but I had something else in mind. I wanted one large monitor to act as three or four smaller monitors."

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QandAThis month: Phil Ward talks to Scott Fraser - UK sales manager for French loudspeaker brand APG . . .

"When I then heard the speakers properly, I just couldn't understand why they hadn't made more progress in the UK. Great sounding, fantastic stereo imaging from the line array, amazing attention to detail, good QC . . . surely people would want these."

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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" . . .

ReadPLASA Awards: Passing Judgement

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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inspHire

OutBoard

ER Productions

Ambersphere

Rubber Box

Specialz

Outboard

Unusual Rigging

Lee Filters

City Theatrical

Le Maitre

Most Technical

LS Live

Green Hippo

Prolight

Prolyte 2012

Le Mark

Symetrix

Rub Hoists

Unusual Rigging Dubai

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