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30 October 2014

London Speaker Hire opens LSH Spaces East

London Speaker Hire opens LSH Spaces EastUK - London Speaker Hire, (LSH), is expanding its business by opening "a new home from home for anyone in the entertainment industry". The venue spans 12,000 sq.ft offering something for bands, musicians and ... More >>

Over 300 Robe fixtures for Adha Festival in Doha

Over 300 Robe fixtures for Adha Festival in DohaQatar - Milad Masaad, one of the best known TV and live event lighting designers in the Middle East, recently used over 300 Robe fixtures to light the 2014 Adha Festival staged at the Souq Waqef in Doha. The six day ... More >>

DWR confirms Prolyte Rigging Course 2015

DWR confirms Prolyte Rigging Course 2015South Africa - DWR Distribution is offering the industry the annual Prolyte Rigging Course, presented by Rinus Bakker from Rhino Rigs. Due to popular demand an extra day for practical training has been included ... More >>

Meyer Sound adds clarity to Nebraska Memorial Stadium

Meyer Sound adds clarity to Nebraska Memorial StadiumUSA - To project utmost audio clarity to the furthest of its 87,000 fans, Memorial Stadium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has installed 16 SB-3F sound field synthesis loudspeakers, the Meyer Sound technology ... More >>

DiGiCo SD9 solution for Belgium WWI celebrations

DiGiCo SD9 solution for Belgium WWI celebrationsBelgium - GSF Sound & Light Rental is no stranger to complex events, having worked on many illustrious productions. None the less, delivering the audio and lighting requirements for the World War I celebrations in ... More >>

Alliance makes the case for Open Control Architecture

The Footy Show debuts Martin MAC Quantum Washes

Elation Platinum SBX features on OutKast concerts

Bandit extends inventory with GLP X4 and X4S fixtures

Sondergaard and Martin Professional in Reverse Collaboration

Audinate and Bose Professional sponsor NYC roadshow

Engage teams up with LG to present LED innovations

Prljavo Kazaliste at Pula Arena with Pointes

Meyer Sound 48v for Qlight Technical Resources

Platinum Profile LED has automated framing shutters

Sunbaba splashes out

CPL launches projector rigging solutions

Harlequin Floors partners with Melbourne City Ballet

Load Cell Rental adds BroadWeigh wireless technology

Robe Cyclones back Pittsburgh Penguins opener

Yes Events gives thumbs up to Elation lights

International bakery chain goes hi-fi with Ashly Audio

Community enhances the experience on Cypress Mountain

D.A.S. Audio helps Aggressive Sound deliver big sounds

Sales development manager for FaitalPRO China

Martin Professional software update for P3 controllers

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ArKaos Pro confirms Chinese distributor

Jeremy Ruggles joins 5 Star Cases

ETC Selador helps people light their words at the Young Vic

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23 October 2014

GDS and ETC forge American partnership

GDS and ETC forge American partnershipUK / USA - GDS (Global Design Solutions Ltd) has just signed a licensing and manufacturing agreement with US-based company ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc). Under the agreement, ETC will manufacture the GDS ... More >>

28 October 2014

Wigwam into Top Gear with Optocore/DiGiCo

Wigwam into Top Gear with Optocore/DiGiCoUK - Wigwam Acoustics has implemented DiGiCo and Optocore's latest software to build the first Multiplexed DiGiCo Fibre Ring systems for use in the live environment, which in addition to audio, also incorporated video ... More >>

22 October 2014

PRG acquires Gearhouse, L.L.C.

PRG acquires Gearhouse, L.L.C.UAE - Production Resource Group, L.L.C. (PRG), one of the world's leading suppliers of entertainment and event technology headquartered in New York, is acquiring Dubai-based Gearhouse, L.L.C., the largest provider of ... More >>

28 October 2014

SSE wins Festival Supplier Award for Best Sound

SSE wins Festival Supplier Award for Best SoundUK - SSE Audio Group picked up the award for Best Sound at the inaugural Festival Supplier Awards 2014, acknowledging the company's contribution at over 30 festivals. The first Festival Supplier Awards took place at ... More >>

28 October 2014

Panasonic grows ultra-short throw lens range

Panasonic grows ultra-short throw lens rangeEurope - Panasonic will next month (November) release the world's shortest throw detachable lens for 3-chip DLP projectors. The new ET-D75LE90 ultra-short throw lens allows projection distance to be shortened by ... More >>

24 October 2014

ArKaos PRO Kling-Net protocol drives Prolights

ArKaos PRO Kling-Net protocol drives ProlightsItaly - ArKaos has announced the adoption of its Kling-Net protocol by Italian lighting manufacturer Music & Lights to be incorporated into a number of pixel-based LED lighting fixtures from its Prolights range. ... More >>

24 October 2014

Siyan extends Robe inventory

Siyan extends Robe inventoryUK - High Wycombe-based lighting rental specialist Siyan has recently expanded its stock with the addition of Robe Pointes and more LEDBeam 100 moving lights, all of which were sent directly out on various jobs for ... More >>

28 October 2014

Chauvet Professional adds colour to Miley Cyrus

Chauvet Professional adds colour to Miley CyrusPuerto Rico - Miley Cyrus knows how to attract attention: put on a glitzy show, and belt out a variety of songs from the sultry to the sensitive with aplomb, style, musicality and undeniable charisma. All of this was ... More >>

24 October 2014

Keystone Productions makes important Pointes

Keystone Productions makes important PointesSouth Africa - Lighting designer Christopher Bolton recently used 24 x Robe Robin Pointes to provide effects for a special gala dinner and evening of entertainment staged for business systems specialists EOH at ... More >>

24 October 2014

Clay Paky donates to Behind the Scenes at KOI Awards

Clay Paky donates to Behind the Scenes at KOI AwardsUK - Behind the Scenes - the new charity which supports entertainment technology professionals in times of need - received a kick-start to its fundraising efforts at the Knights of Illumination Awards thanks to a ... More >>

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29 October 2014

Sales development manager for FaitalPRO China

Sales development manager for FaitalPRO ChinaChina - Noelle Liu has joined FaitalPRO as sales development manager for China. Noelle is already well-known in the industry and will focus particularly on the area of Guangdong, the core region for the Chinese Pro ... More >>

28 October 2014

Jeremy Ruggles joins 5 Star Cases

Jeremy Ruggles joins 5 Star CasesUK - Leading European flightcase manufacturer 5 Star Cases has announced the appointment of new account manager Jeremy Ruggles who joins Keith Sykes and the team. Jeremy will spend his time between a desk at 5 Star's ... More >>

27 October 2014

ARRI hires director of sales, Latin markets

ARRI hires director of sales, Latin marketsLatin America - ARRI Inc has appointed Wilson Zeferino as its new director of sales, Latin American markets. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English, Zeferino will further develop business and strategy in the ... More >>

24 October 2014

Andres Mayo named AES president

Andres Mayo named AES presidentUSA - Following the highly-successful 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, which took place 9-12 October at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, the AES is pleased has welcomed new president Andres Mayo as he ... More >>

22 October 2014

Painting With Light restructures

Painting With Light restructuresBelgium - Creative lighting and visual design practice Painting With Light has announced a restructure, with Luc Peumans becoming the majority shareholder and CEO with immediate effect, taking over all the company's ... More >>

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Clay Paky donates to Behind the Scenes charity at Knights of Illumination Awards - 24 Oct 2014

Engaging PLASA Show Breaks New Ground - 15 Oct 2014

PLASA Events at LDI 2014 - 20 Sept 2014

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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KOI 2014: Launch and New Venue Announced

The 7th Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards has announced a new venue for 2014: London's art deco Troxy theatre. This year's awards ceremony, celebrating outstanding lighting design, is on Sunday 5 October, during PLASA at ExCel, which runs 5-8 October. Troxy is situated ten minutes' drive from ExCel. The guest list is open to all who might wish to attend ensuring that KOI continues to establish itself as a pan industry event.

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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."

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

"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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