View AllLatest News

Filter: audio | lighting | video & AV | rigging & staging | events | all

22 August 2014

LumenRadio appoints new CEO and ramps up R&D

LumenRadio appoints new CEO and ramps up R&DSweden - Wireless lighting control manufacturer, LumenRadio, is expanding to keep up with its strong growth. The company is appointing a new CEO, Alexander Hellström and ramping up in-house development. "Today ... More >>

David Guetta rocks Global Gathering with Robe

David Guetta rocks Global Gathering with RobeUK - David Guetta rocked the house in grand style for his headline slot in The Hangar on Friday night of the 2014 Global Gathering event - the UK's most popular bass-tastic EDM festival - staged at Long Marston ... More >>

Light Motif appoints business development manager

Light Motif appoints business development managerUK - Event production and design company, Light Motif, has appointed Kelly Yeomans as business development manager. Yeomans arrives at Light Motif from Fisher Productions where she gained valuable experience in the ... More >>

Philips Vari-Lite luminaires in 14-18 Spektakel Musical

Philips Vari-Lite luminaires in 14-18 Spektakel MusicalBelgium - Lighting and visual designer Luc Peumans says that the powerful yet discreet VL3500Q Spot luminaires were the "perfect choice to highlight the action on set" for his latest theatrical production 14-18 ... More >>

Nexo reinforces German World Cup victory parade

Nexo reinforces German World Cup victory paradeGermany - In Berlin, they call it the Fanmeile - a 1.5km stretch of avenue which serves as the main theatre for Germany's national celebrations. Where else would more than 1m people gather to celebrate the return of ... More >>

Brantley Gilbert tours with new Elation video panel

Lab.gruppen PLM Series drives Ray LaMontagne tour

Utopium creates club look for at EcoSport launch

DPA Microphones helps The Voice Australia deliver

Minnesota church goes hi-fi with Danley

Electrosonic adds AV expertise to Discovery Park

Bernard Thériault joins Show Distribution team

Robe Pointes tour with Chris Young

Sennheiser and Neumann on the battlefront

Meyer M'elodie hits the right notes for Hedwig

Ullevi Stadium's pillars washed with Martin Exterior 400s

Eve on Trak at V Festivals

Energia entertains 100,000 at UMF Korea

Reggensburg classical festival mixed with Lawo

DALD lights Westfield's Sky Store

Showline luminaires on Gary Allan tour

Forecastle Festival rocks with Bandit Lites

Sune Snellman Jakobson sings Metric Halo's praises

High Resolution Audio focus at AES Convention

Bubble & Squeak strengthens team

LumenRadio appoints A.C. Lighting as US distributor

POLARaudio promotes Stuart Leader

Chauvet Professional at PRO

ILive joins Rick Wakeman anniversary tour

BOOM sets the bar high with Elation

All News >>

ViewTop 10 Stories

7 August 2014

Sinclair designs for Queen with Clay Paky

Sinclair designs for Queen with Clay PakyInternational - When it came to creating a high impact floor package for the Queen + Adam Lambert world tour, lighting designer Rob Sinclair turned to the high output beam of the Clay Paky Sharpy. Using 23 of ... More >>

18 August 2014

ACC Liverpool production team expands

ACC Liverpool production team expandsUK - ACC Liverpool has welcomed five new starters to its production and technical department, taking the team to 19. Rich Neale has joined as production manager for entertainment and sport. He joins from Saville Audio ... More >>

19 August 2014

DiGiCo SD5 mixes World War musical

DiGiCo SD5 mixes World War musicalBelgium - Set during the First World War, 14-18 - The Musical is a very ambitious musical theatre production. With the 1900-strong audience sat on a moving bleacher within a vast set, an innovative audio design ... More >>

30 July 2014

Next HFA Series ready for delivery

Next HFA Series ready for deliveryPortugal - After extensive engineering work carefully tuning the system performance to, the new Next HFA Series are coming out from production. The most anticipated system on the series - HFA206P + HFA112s is ... More >>

19 August 2014

Projection Studio at Edinburgh Tattoo

Projection Studio at Edinburgh TattooUK - Projection artist Ross Ashton and his company The Projection Studio are again making a massive impact at Edinburgh's world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, producing fabulous giant projections which are ... More >>

19 August 2014

Robe gets Art of Light treatment at DanceValley

Robe gets Art of Light treatment at DanceValleyThe Netherlands - The main stage design at this year's Dutch EDM event DanceValley was designed by 250K with lighting by Andre Beekmans from The Art of Light featuring nearly 230 Robe moving lights. The one day music ... More >>

19 August 2014

Chauvet Professional glows through Glastonbury

Chauvet Professional glows through GlastonburyUK - The characteristic power and colour of Chauvet Professional's lighting range let its presence be known across several music stages and live production areas at this year's Glastonbury festival. At the Temple ... More >>

19 August 2014

Martin Professional raises the bar at Space Moscow

Martin Professional raises the bar at Space MoscowRussia - The nightlife culture changed dramatically in the Russian capital of Moscow with the grandiose opening of Space Moscow, a huge entertainment venue and nightclub designed to match the style of the original ... More >>

18 August 2014

Entec Sound & Light returns to Guilfest 2014

Entec Sound & Light returns to Guilfest 2014UK - West London-based rental specialist Entec Sound & Light renewed its long association with the three-day Guilfest music festival in Surrey, supplying sound design and equipment to the Main Stage in Stoke Park, ... More >>

19 August 2014

Cadac fronts Funktion-One rigs for Space parties

Cadac fronts Funktion-One rigs for Space partiesSpain - The most iconic Ibiza club of them all - Space - celebrated its 25th anniversary with a massive birthday bash, centred on its outdoor Flight Club arena, on 13 July. Regular Ibiza sound specialists, Project ... More >>

View AllPeople News

22 August 2014

LumenRadio appoints new CEO and ramps up R&D

LumenRadio appoints new CEO and ramps up R&DSweden - Wireless lighting control manufacturer, LumenRadio, is expanding to keep up with its strong growth. The company is appointing a new CEO, Alexander Hellström and ramping up in-house development. "Today ... More >>

Light Motif appoints business development manager

Light Motif appoints business development managerUK - Event production and design company, Light Motif, has appointed Kelly Yeomans as business development manager. Yeomans arrives at Light Motif from Fisher Productions where she gained valuable experience in the ... More >>

Bernard Thériault joins Show Distribution team

Bernard Thériault joins Show Distribution teamCanada - Show Distribution, a company specializing in the sale and rental of staging equipment and electric hoists, has appointed Bernard Thériault, formerly from Arcofab, as senior consultant for the company. ... More >>

21 August 2014

Bubble & Squeak strengthens team

Bubble & Squeak strengthens teamUK - Bubble & Squeak PR and marketing agency for the broadcast and media technology sector, has appointed Andrew Winter as client development consultant. He will join on 1 September from SGL where he was marketing ... More >>

20 August 2014

POLARaudio promotes Stuart Leader

POLARaudio promotes Stuart LeaderUK - Distributor POLARaudio, consistent with its recent internal restructuring, has promoted former business development manager Stuart Leader to the position of head of installation. The company recently re-aligned ... More >>

People News >>

View AllNews Archive

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999

View AllPLASA Initiatives

PLASA

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

ViewLatest Issue of LSi

Lighting&Sound InternationalThere are a number of ways to view the industry's favourite magazine.

In this Issue >>

View AllVoices in this Issue

"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. The story of the company's failure is a case study of the prevailing copy culture, and a cautionary tale for our manufacturing industry."

Copy culture claims another victim (Industry News)

View AllVideo Hub

Meyer Sound

Sound Pioneer John Meyer Acceptance Speech: TEC Awards Hall of Fame at 2014 NAMM

John Meyer, CEO and co-founder of Meyer Sound Laboratories, was inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame at the 2014 NAMM Show. Following an introduction by Dennis "Wiz" Leonard, long-time FOH mixer of the Grateful Dead, Meyer received the award as he joined Frank Zappa, Phil Spector, T Bone Burnett, and 30 other luminaries who have shaped the art and science of music, recording, and sound reinforcement technologies.

"Throughout my career, I have worked to create technology that brings audiences closer to musicians in a transparent way," Meyer says. "There are products designed specifically to make art, but my interest has always been to create a high-quality listening experience without interfering with the artist's creation. By providing these tools, we strive to enhance the shared entertainment experience that will surely remain a way of life for generations to come."

ReadYesterday's News

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. "

ReadAudio File

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."

ReadClassic Gear

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 . . ."

ReadCrew Cuts

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."

ReadTools from Beyond

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."

ReadRigging Call

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 . . ."

ReadVideo Matters

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!"

ReadQ&A

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."

ViewLSi Archive Gallery

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

Select a year:
1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1998 | 1999

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
DTS Lighting

ETC

ClearCom

Stage Technologies

5 Star Cases

Total Solutions Group

MDG

OutBoard

XL Video 2

Harlequin

Outboard

Green Hippo

10 out of 10 Productions

RentalPoint Software Inc.

Brilliant Stages

GDS

Specialz

Mojo Barriers

GTD

Unusual Rigging

Unusual Rigging Dubai