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25 July 2014

W-DMX and Visions Lighting storm Coachella

W-DMX and Visions Lighting storm CoachellaUSA - Wireless Solution Sweden AB's award-winning W-DMX was recently part of the famed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with Visions Lighting once again supplying a superior lighting scheme for the show. The ... More >>

GS-R24 installed in Chairworks Studios

GS-R24 installed in Chairworks StudiosUK - FOH engineer, Ben Hammond, has opened a new studio, the Vegas Rooms, in the Chairworks Studios with Allen & Heath's GS-R24 studio console as the centrepiece. An award-winning mix engineer, in recent years Hammond ... More >>

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 >>

Seattle University upgrades Student Centre AV

Seattle University upgrades Student Centre AVUSA - Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university and law school in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighbourhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within ... More >>

Calibre scalers in German school awards ceremony

Calibre scalers in German school awards ceremonyGermany - Rental and staging specialists Cassiopeia Veranstaltungstechnik has supplied Calibre UK LEDView530 Universal Rental/Staging/Events scalers to the annual German School Award ceremony aimed at raising the ... More >>

Moment Factory creates Foresta Lumina

Martin Professional in fast lane at Detroit Motor Show

Martin Audio appoints new MD

Powersoft tours Asia with Sound School training courses

Guil promotes key products via new websites

Rubber Box products in action for Tour De France

Arto puts Nexo STM centre stage in Belgium

Café Placzek goes minimalist with Audica Professional

St. Madeleine Sophie church upgrades with Community

Recks Audio lighthouse broadcast with Roland

PWS at the annual Premios Juventud awards show

Phoenix TV relies on Lawo equipment

Kate Connolly joins uTRAC

Robe Pointes on fire with the Rolling Stones

Meyer at The Crossing Church in Las Vegas

Michael Meacham creates pixel ambience with Chauvet

Tannoy loudspeakers update Fort Worth church

RML's B-EYE stars on BBC's Blue Peter

Adlib gets into Summertime at Wembley

Bandit brings magic to Little Big Town tour

Third Eye Blind rocks with Clay Paky

ELAR Q1 colour changing Par debuts at Xbox event

Summer Jazz showcases the best of young UK talent

Danley expands outdoor loudspeaker series

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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 >>

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 >>

22 July 2014

Outline spreads the Pope's message to 250,000

Outline spreads the Pope's message to 250,000Italy - Outline Butterfly and Mantas loudspeaker systems amplified the voice of Pope Francis on the occasion of the Holy Mass celebrated on the Plain of Sibari before a crowd of 250,000 worshippers. A stage 50m by 25m ... 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 >>

22 July 2014

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

HSL helps Control t'force at Emley Moor Mast

HSL helps Control t'force at Emley Moor MastUK - Lighting and visuals rental specialist HSL supplied equipment for a bold, vibrant interactive lighting installation work, Control t'force, created by lighting designer James Bawn, that illuminated the 330m ... More >>

22 July 2014

B-EYE is star pupil on London Grammar tour

B-EYE is star pupil on London Grammar tourUK - Lighting designer Steven Bewley is using a primarily Clay Paky rig to light renowned trip-hop trio London Grammar during the band's current UK tour. The delicate lighting design created by the Newcastle-based ... More >>

3 July 2014

Chromlech in liquidation

Chromlech in liquidationFrance - Chromlech, the French manufacturer behind innovative LED lighting products such as Jarag and Elidy, has gone out of business with the loss of 14 jobs. NKown as an innovator of lighting products, Chromlech ... More >>

18 July 2014

Behind the Scenes UK launch set for PLASA London

Behind the Scenes UK launch set for PLASA LondonUK - The PLASA Foundation has announced the formation of Behind the Scenes UK to provide financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals, or their immediate family, who are seriously ill or injured. ... 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

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"There's enough of a visual narrative in the performance to carry a lot of it. But you're right, we go to some lengths to avoid disorienting the performers. During the most gravity-defying act, the trampolines, nothing in the rig moves at all."

Cirque du Soleil's Josh Mowczko talks to Steve Moles (Dralion)

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Meyer Sound February 2014 Product Teaser #2 -- Beauty of Linear Sound

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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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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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Symetrix

Le Maitre

ETC

Mojo Barriers

Harlequin

Green Hippo

LS Live

Outboard

The Fifth Estate

Neutrik

Rubber Box

ER Productions

RentalPoint Software Inc.

Ambersphere

Specialz

Backstage Academy

Unusual Rigging

GTD

OutBoard

5 Star Cases