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23 April 2014

Colour Sound gears up for summer with Robe

Colour Sound gears up for summer with RobeUK - West London UK based lighting and visuals rental specialist Colour Sound Experiment has invested in nearly 100 new Robe lighting fixtures for its upcoming summer season including 60 multi-purpose Robe Robin ... More >>

Sennheiser UK conferencing & camouflage at PLASA Focus

Sennheiser UK conferencing & camouflage at PLASA FocusUK - Wireless conferencing and camouflaged loudspeakers will be the emphasis for Sennheiser UK at this year's PLASA Focus (Stand RC-15), with Sennheiser's ADN-W and Speech Line systems, and K-array's new Khameleon ... More >>

Clay Paky shines on R&B Superstars at Wembley

Clay Paky shines on R&B Superstars at WembleyUK - Some of R&B's most successful '90s artists were reunited at London's Wembley Arena in February for a mega-concert, lit by Tom Grant using Clay Paky Sharpys and Alpha Wash 700s. The R&B Superstars show - which ... More >>

Triple E on track for PLASA Focus: Leeds

Triple E on track for PLASA Focus: LeedsUK - Entertainment equipment engineering expert Triple E will be on stand R-B14 at PLASA Focus, Leeds, armed with its array of industry-leading track systems, its brand new heavy duty TDrive motor, and a rebooted ... More >>

Philips Entertainment lines up debuts at PLASA Focus

Philips Entertainment lines up debuts at PLASA FocusUK - The latest products from Philips Entertainment's premier brands - Selecon, Showline, Strand Lighting, and Vari-Lite - will make their UK debut at PLASA Focus, Leeds, stand NA-12 from 29-30 April. Showline is ... More >>

Rosco introduces Vapour Series at PLASA Focus

White Light gears up for PLASA Focus Leeds

Link brings expanded connector range to Leeds

Pioneer to showcase club speakers at PLASA Focus

Ampetronic wins Queen's Award for export growth

7thSense Design scoops Queen's Award for Enterprise

CUK Audio & dB Technologies in dealer scheme

Meyer Sound Lyon system on Sergio Dalma tour

Electric Days powered by HK Audio

Shure & QSC in Michael Jackson album playback

Electro-Voice and Dynacord - new products at PLASA Focus: Leeds

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Exhibitors gear up for PLASA Focus: Leeds 2014

By Design Day 2014 set for Thursday 24 April

Yamaha has Leisuretec TecZone surrounded

ETC has big plans for PLASA Focus: Leeds

Avolites products on debut at PLASA Focus

ITEAC 2014 Conference programme topics confirmed

DWR to host Avolites training courses

Mountain Springs church switches to D.A.S.

Philips Showline 510s on Goldfrapp tour

Bandit lights biggest Winter Jam ever

Elisa soars with Clay Paky

Time flies in Reverze with Wicreations

CLD LED solution for Rudyard Kipling's House

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3 April 2006

The Midas XL8

The Midas XL8Germany - Midas have announced the worldwide unveiling of the XL8 live performance system. This greatly-anticipated launch heralds the console manufacturer's entry into the digital mixing realm. XL8 offers an ... More >>

17 April 2014

Knight of Illumination Awards South Africa launched

Knight of Illumination Awards South Africa launchedSouth Africa - The Europe-based Knight of Illumination Awards, which celebrates outstanding achievements in lighting design, is expanding internationally with the launch of 'KOI South Africa' in 2015. Knight of ... More >>

8 April 2014

d&b goes live in Leeds

d&b goes live in LeedsUK - The next generation of System reality from d&b audiotechnik has arrived from Stuttgart; there's simply no substitute for getting close up and familiar with these new arrivals at PLASA Focus, Leeds 29-30 April, ... More >>

16 April 2014

Yamaha QL Series in focus at the Armoury

Yamaha QL Series in focus at the ArmouryUK - Having been launched in Frankfurt just over a month ago, Yamaha's new QL series digital mixing consoles make their UK trade show debut at PLASA Focus, being held on 29-30 April at the Royal Armouries Museum, ... More >>

22 April 2014

Avolites products on debut at PLASA Focus

Avolites products on debut at PLASA FocusUK - Avolites and Avolites Media have announced that teams from both brands will be demoing products being shown in the UK for the first time at PLASA Focus, Leeds, 29-30 April. Avolites - on stand R-B10 - will be ... More >>

22 April 2014

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The Week in Lighting & SoundThe Show Goes On - AC/DC have said they will not retire following news that guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break "due to ill health". It had been rumoured the Australian band would split after ... More >>

22 April 2014

ETC has big plans for PLASA Focus: Leeds

ETC has big plans for PLASA Focus: LeedsUK - The ETC's Source Four LED Series 2 luminaire, ETC Source Four Mini LED fixtures and ETC Nomad lighting control, along with SmartPack ThruPower products, are set feature at this year's PLASA Focus Leeds show (New ... More >>

22 April 2014

Exhibitors gear up for PLASA Focus: Leeds 2014

Exhibitors gear up for PLASA Focus: Leeds 2014UK - As PLASA Focus: Leeds 2014 fast approaches, exhibitors are preparing to fill the show floor with the latest entertainment technology. Having grown its reputation over the last five years, the north of England ... More >>

17 April 2014

Wet Wet Wet on the road with White Light

Wet Wet Wet on the road with White LightUK - White Light is increasingly being discovered by lighting designers working in the live music and concert touring fields - all attracted by the company's quality service, diverse range of lighting equipment, and ... More >>

9 April 2014

Orbital's world-class Focus for Leeds

Orbital's world-class Focus for LeedsUK - Orbital Sound will be showcasing its world-class portfolio of sound and communication systems on Stand No: RD14-15 at PLASA Focus, taking place at The Royal Armouries in Leeds, from 29-30 April. Among the "firsts"... More >>

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17 April 2014

XL Video introduces new US CEO

XL Video introduces new US CEOUSA - XL Video has introduced the new CEO for their US operation, headquartered in Atlanta, GA. At an event in New York on Monday evening, Rene De Keyzer, XL's founder/president was introduced as the new head of XL ... More >>

GLP US appoints West Coast sales manager

GLP US appoints West Coast sales managerUSA - GLP US Inc. has announced the appointment of Greville Kellett to the position of West Coast sales manager within the company. Originally from the UK, Greville moved to the US a number of years ago, settling in ... More >>

HHB's Richard Kershaw retires

HHB's Richard Kershaw retiresUK - HHB Communications has announced the retirement of Richard Kershaw from his position as director of operations. Richard Kershaw began his long career at HHB in 1983 after meeting managing director Ian Jones while ... More >>

16 April 2014

Nick Williams joins TC Group

Nick Williams joins TC GroupUK - TC Group has announced the appointment of Nick Williams as its business development manager Asia/Pacific for Install and Tour, with responsibility for the Tannoy, Lab.gruppen and Lake brands. Nick has a long ... More >>

14 April 2014

SDUK promotes Kirsty Lamport

SDUK promotes Kirsty LamportUK - Shure Distribution UK (SDUK) has announced the promotion of Kirsty Lamport to UK head of marketing. Kirsty joined Shure Distribution in 2007 as marketing communications manager, the function of which she retained ... More >>

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Philips Entertainment Showline SL NITRO 510 Debut at ProLight+Sound 2013

The Showline SL NITRO 510 high power LED strobe debut at ProLight+Sound 2013 in April 2013. Full product details can be found here: http://www.lighting.philips.com/main/products/product_pages/sl-nitro-510.wpd

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

"Vari-Lite Buys Into Europe’ was our lead headline this month, as Vari-Lite acquired from Samuelson Group plc “the assets, names and goodwill of Vari-Lite Europe Ltd, Brilliant Stages Ltd and the lighting operations of Theatre and Concert Services Ltd.” Vari-Lite Europe Holdings Ltd now consisted of Vari-Lite Europe, Brilliant Stages and Theatre Projects Lighting Services - the latter with two trading entities, Theatre Projects and Concert Production Lighting."

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

"The lead news this month was the dramatic announcement by Florida-based Super Vision International Inc, a manufacturer of LED and fibre-optic lighting, that it had filed a lawsuit in Orlando against Color Kinetics Inc, seeking past due royalties and damages worth $10.5m. The announcement followed Super Vision’s acquisition of US Patent #4,963,687 from High End Systems."

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Phil WardThis month: Fair Play

"More lucratively, and assuming larger-format versions are possible in due course, EVO Live could challenge Euphonix, Studer, Lawo and Salzbrenner Stagetec in prestigious palaces of culture . . ."

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Classic GearThis month: AutoLight

"It’s hard to believe now, deep in the 21st century, that there was ever any doubt that one day we’d all be planning our lighting rigs using computers. But when stencils reigned and computers were expensive - really expensive - and slow - alarmingly so - it was often quite hard for the jobbing lighting designer to see beyond the tracing paper and the dye-line machine. Except for a few pioneers who stumbled across the self-evident truth early, then promoted it religiously."

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Crew CutsThis month: Guitar Tech Kevin Devogel

"I always wanted to be an actor but then rock and roll ruined my life. I started playing guitar and then ended up going to music school (gasp!) for audio production. All the while I was working as a stage hand in various venues where I discovered a love for live events. It was the first job I ever had where I looked forward to going to work; I found the studio to be extremely boring in comparison. I would watch touring crews come and go and thought it might be something I’d like to do, and so an opportunity came up and I’ve been on the road ever since. "

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Roland HemmingThis month: The morals of what we do

"“The problem with construction is that morals don’t come into it. I’ve sat in meetings where people have cut items that would make the building safer. Morally it’s wrong, but legally they could prove to be in the right. In those circumstances ‘doing the right thing’ is difficult to justify . . .”"

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EvernoteThis month: Password Management Tools

"How many passwords do you have floating around in your head? If you spend any amount of your life online, it’s probably a lot - work, banks, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, utilities, airlines, credit cards, Amazon, the countless other websites that you now visit day-to-day without even thinking about just how much information about you and your life is tied up in those sites. "

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Richard CadenaThis month: Warning: Out of Space!

"When you have less storage space and more data, then you need better discipline and a better approach to securing, storing, and accessing your files . . ."

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QandAThis month: Phil Ward talks to Mark Flanagan, VP of Marketing for Install & Tour at TC Group . . .

"It’s easier to establish a business case for devices whose function has a track record, but when you’re genuinely innovating it means that the marketing has to break new ground . . ."

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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 . . .

Robe
Orbital
Harlequin Floors

5 Star Cases

Outboard

ClearCom

MDG

Green Hippo

RentalPoint Software Inc.

Mojo Barriers

Total Solutions Group

Stage Electrics

Unusual Rigging

Lee Filters

Le Maitre

Total Solutions Group

ER Productions

Stage Technologies

LS Live

Specialz

ETC