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21 October 2014

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The Week in Lighting & SoundEveryman A Winner - Liverpool's rebuilt Everyman Theatre has won the Riba Stirling Prize for best new building of the year. The venue beat five other buildings to win the honour - the Royal Institute of British ... More >>

Registration opens for PLASA Focus: Orlando 2015

Registration opens for PLASA Focus: Orlando 2015USA - Free registration is open now for PLASA Focus: Orlando 2015. This will be the second PLASA Focus event to take place in the Sunshine State, happening on Tuesday, 17 February and Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at ... More >>

Unusual Rigging urges support for industry charity

Unusual Rigging urges support for industry charityUK - Unusual Rigging has become one of the first companies to donate to the UK's new entertainment industry charity Behind the Scenes. Presenting a cheque for £10,000 to White Light's John Simpson, the charity's ... More >>

Philips Entertainment wins two PLASA 2014 Innovation Awards

Philips Entertainment wins two PLASA 2014 Innovation AwardsUK - Philips Vari-Lite's VL4000 Spot and Philips Strand Lighting's Emergency DMX Bypass Switch have both won a PLASA Innovation Award 2014. GM PLS Entertainment Group at Philips Lighting Richard Schmit picked up the ... More >>

SES Academy gains City & Guilds approval

SES Academy gains City & Guilds approvalUK - Following the official release of the newly formed SES Academy at PLASA 2014, SES Entertainment Services are very pleased to announce that its BS7909 courses have been approved by City & Guilds. With two training ... More >>

Studiomaster stays cool for world's first iceberg gig

Entertainment Workshops' Paul Byrne on PLASA's theatreStage

Slovakia's Amex Audio boosts business with Lyon

Artist uses ETC Selador to make his paintings 'pop'

Equipson takes part in Barcelona retail conference

Unusual installs new flying system at the Dominion

Entertainment electrics training comes to Burbank

SSL Live in the mix for Oprah Winfrey roadshows

The search for the HOG Factor

Mixing monitors for Chance The Rapper

S+H installation at Twitchen Holiday Village

Luminothérapie competition winners shine

Midas wins Track Cycling World Cup

ArKaos PRO schedules US premieres for LDI

Antari adds W-DMX Wireless DMX as standard

Apart Audio introduces VINCI8S subwoofer

Master Audio launches compact column array

MAC TW1 fixture refurbishment programme

White Light adds ColourPoints to hire stock

Sunday Night Football kicks off with Robe effects

Outkast come home with Meyer Sound Leo

Bandit adds Chauvet gear to meet growing demand

Art of Light uses wysiwyg for Armin Only - Intense

Show Distribution to introduce Imperium controller

Lightconverse unleashes dynamic new features in v56

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16 October 2014

Engaging PLASA show breaks new ground

Engaging PLASA show breaks new groundUK - PLASA London 2014 welcomed visitors and exhibitors to ExCeL, London for the second consecutive year on 5-8 October and impressed with a ground-breaking show floor, an inspiring education programme and a host of ... More >>

15 October 2014

Behind the Scenes UK kick started at PLASA 2014

Behind the Scenes UK kick started at PLASA 2014UK - The industry stepped up at PLASA 2014 to care for its own by supporting Behind the Scenes UK, the new charity that will provide financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals in need due to ... More >>

15 October 2014

Celebration of the life of Sue Burlow, Highlite UK

Celebration of the life of Sue Burlow, Highlite UK	UK - The service to celebrate the life of Sue Burlow, managing director of Highlite UK Ltd, will be held on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 2.30pm, at Semington Crematorium, Devizes Road, Semington, Wiltshire BA14 6HL. ... More >>

10 October 2014

Highlite in deep mourning

Highlite in deep mourningUK - On the eve of the PLASA Show in London came the very sad news of the death of Highlite UK's Sue Burlow. Highlite International issued the following announcement on behalf of Hub and Connie de la Haye, Patrick ... More >>

21 October 2014

Unusual Rigging urges support for industry charity

Unusual Rigging urges support for industry charityUK - Unusual Rigging has become one of the first companies to donate to the UK's new entertainment industry charity Behind the Scenes. Presenting a cheque for £10,000 to White Light's John Simpson, the charity's ... More >>

9 September 2014

PLASA London 2014: Avolites to showcase Quartz

PLASA London 2014: Avolites to showcase QuartzUK - Avolites is going down the 'size matters' route at this year's PLASA London, showcasing new wings to enlarge its industry-leading consoles, and unveiling a brand new, compact console aimed at the touring market. ... More >>

17 October 2014

Robe celebrates 20 years in style

Robe celebrates 20 years in styleUK - Robe Lighting celebrated its 20th anniversary in style at a special gala dinner event staged in their Robe Arena booth one evening during the 2014 PLASA Expo in London's ExCeL Centre. The dinner featured a ... More >>

15 October 2014

Q Willis joins PRG as head of rigging services

Q Willis joins PRG as head of rigging servicesUK - Production Resource Group has announced that Q Willis has joined their team in the UK as head of rigging services. PRG's offering to the various markets is fortified with valued rigging and venue expertise. This ... More >>

14 October 2014

Osram completes acquisition of Clay Paky

Osram completes acquisition of Clay PakyItaly - With effect from 13 October 2014, Osram has successfully completed the acquisition of leading show lighting manufacturer Clay Paky. All necessary approvals from the respective authorities have been granted ... More >>

14 October 2014

Flare launches 'revolutionary' headphone technology

Flare launches 'revolutionary' headphone technologyUK - Flare Audio has launched what they believe to be the world's first 'fully' open back headphones. The Reference R1, aimed at the pro audio and audiophile market, uses Flare's unique new approach to produce ... More >>

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15 October 2014

Celebration of the life of Sue Burlow, Highlite UK

Celebration of the life of Sue Burlow, Highlite UK	UK - The service to celebrate the life of Sue Burlow, managing director of Highlite UK Ltd, will be held on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 2.30pm, at Semington Crematorium, Devizes Road, Semington, Wiltshire BA14 6HL. ... More >>

Q Willis joins PRG as head of rigging services

Q Willis joins PRG as head of rigging servicesUK - Production Resource Group has announced that Q Willis has joined their team in the UK as head of rigging services. PRG's offering to the various markets is fortified with valued rigging and venue expertise. This ... More >>

10 October 2014

Highlite in deep mourning

Highlite in deep mourningUK - On the eve of the PLASA Show in London came the very sad news of the death of Highlite UK's Sue Burlow. Highlite International issued the following announcement on behalf of Hub and Connie de la Haye, Patrick ... More >>

PSCo expands LED team

PSCo expands LED teamUK - PSCo has announced the expansion of its specialist LED team with the appointment of Mike Bone. Bringing more than 22 year's AV industry experience and a wealth of LED knowledge to the position, Mike has been ... More >>

8 October 2014

Aaron Cripps takes on Ireland role at AC-ET

Aaron Cripps takes on Ireland role at AC-ETUK/Ireland - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) reports that Aaron Cripps, a regional account manager in the company's International Sales division, will be taking on the new role of regional sales representative ... More >>

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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

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

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"That's really the only way to handle the full picture of the market. It's important for me that I am not just depending on what I am told. I want to talk to people, I want to hear it and feel it for myself."

Robe CEO Josef Valchar talks to Lee Baldock (Robe at 20)

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MJF-210 Story: How Metallica's Audio Requirements Created New Meyer Sound Stage Monitor

MJF-210 Story: How Metallica's Audio Requirements Created New Meyer Sound Stage Monitor

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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 . . ."

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

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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 . . .

Clay Paky
Current RMS

Symetrix

Harlequin

Outboard

Rub Hoists

LS Live

Unusual Rigging

Ambersphere

Doughty

Varilite

10 out of 10 Productions

Rubber Box

Total Solutions Group

CT London

City Theatrical

ETC

Fast-and-Wide

ER Productions

Prolight Concept

Stage Electrics

Lee Filters