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22 May 2015

GDS restructures UK distribution network

GDS restructures UK distribution networkUK - Lighting manufacturer GDS has re-structured its UK distribution network to widen access to market for its products. Existing partners, Hawthorn, Stage Electrics, and White Light have become GDS's stock-holding, ... More >>

Curtain rises on National Stage Technology Ltd

Curtain rises on National Stage Technology LtdUK - Northern Stage Services Ltd has unveiled a new corporate brand following the acquisition of the business of Lancelyn Lighting and Lancelyn Theatre Supplies in February this year. Now operating as National Stage ... More >>

CT expands Riedel Communications inventory

CT expands Riedel Communications inventoryUK - Creative Technology (CT) has expanded its inventory of Riedel Communications' pioneering real-time video, audio, data and communications solutions. Engineered to provide exceptional performance and flexibility ... More >>

d&b triple debut success at PLASA Focus Leeds

d&b triple debut success at PLASA Focus LeedsUK - d&b audiotechnik introduced three new products at PLASA Focus 2015 at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The new D20 amplifier, the MAX2 stage monitor and ArrayProcessing, a significant new feature within the d&b ... More >>

Chauvet through the looking glass in NYC

Chauvet through the looking glass in NYCUSA - In Lewis Carroll's classic Through The Looking Glass, Alice steps into a mirror to enter an incredible world where flowers talk, chess pieces come to life and characters like the Red Queen tickle the ... More >>

JHS sales team visits Fishman

Clay Paky Sharpys shine on The Voice of Germany

Soundtronics selects Shure for Mayweather fight

Philips Vari-Lites star at Grammy and Academy Awards

Meyer Sound confirms French Leopard sales

White Light provides AV solutions for Thorpe Park

Colour Sound crosses Great Divide with Twin Atlantic

Headroom keeps versatile with Elation Cuepix

Clients prosper with Panasonic Partner Portal

SM Lighting first in Scotland with BMFL Spots

Chauvet hosts student lighting showcase

Rainbow christens Lyon system on Godsmack tour

iLive mixes Ivete Sangalo anniversary concert

Avolites and Audile slide into play at Snowbombing festival

Showline delivers intense strobe looks on Karnivool tour

Dolly Parton steps up show with Chauvet LEDs

Community delivers clarity for Genk mosque

MAC Viper AirFX adds to Batyr nightclub experience

HSL takes Halifax Transmitting Tower to new heights

Bandit lights the way in Hannah's Maze of Mirrors

SGM expands with opening of SGM Nordic

Robe shines at 2015 PALME Middle East Dubai

Adlib stages audio showcases in Glasgow

AED Distribution enjoys busy PLASA FOCUS Leeds

LD Systems and Cameo at the Café Teatro la Cerdanya

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PLASA Focus Orlando hailed a resounding success attracting record attendees - 24 Feb 2015

PLASA Focus Orlando Opens in One Week - 10 Feb 2015

PLASA Focus Orlando Hitting High Pre-Registration Numbers - 28 Jan 2015

Richard Pilbrow to Kickoff Educational Seminars at PLASA Focus Orlando - 8 Jan 2015

PLASA's Behind the Scenes Happy Hour a Massive Success - 11 Dec 2014

PLASA Announces 2014 Election Results - 21 Nov 2014

'Tis the season to donate to Behind the Scenes - 17 Nov 2014

PLASA Events Announces Partnership with Show Ready Events - 14 Nov 2014

Dinna Myers to Receive PLASA's Swan Award at the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour - 1 Nov 2014

PLASA to Present Volunteer of the Year Award to Bill Ellis - 1 Nov 2014

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"You can think of a soundscape as a really long song, one that lasts the length of the show, whose instruments can be naturalistic sounds or not, which are played to create crescendos and chaos, or moments of stillness and silence. The technology is affordable enough now that we can create an immense multi-layered cinematic sound design with thousands of cues, or we can deliver sharply defined minimalism."

Gareth Fry explains the role of the sound designer (Theatre Sound)

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Yesterday's News - 20 Years Ago20 Years Ago . . . LSi April 1995

"In the news, ETC was to end its arrangement with Arri (GB) Ltd under which Arri had successfully marketed ETC's lighting control products in Europe and most Asia. The arrangement would be replaced with a new international distribution structure . . ."

Yesterday's News - 10 Years Ago10 Years Ago . . . LSi April 2005

"Phil Ward discussed the subject of noise at work regulations and how they affected the live sound reinforcement at rock concerts . . . Steve Moles reported on the touring production for Natasha Bedingfield, which saw Dave Gibbon in the lighting designer's seat, and Anthony King at the FOH mixing position . . ."

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Phil WardThis month: All That Jazz . . .

"At the Milano there's a carefully orchestrated speakeasy vibe, or perhaps the evocation of a decade or so later, after Prohibition but before Elvis - either way, it's the spirit of a time well before rock made electro-acoustics not only necessary and visible but also cool . . ."

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Classic GearThis month: The Lil'DMXter

"It can be hard to recall now, nearly 30 years on, the fear with which many regarded DMX - the miracle of 512 dimmers down a single cable that had what looked suspiciously like audio connectors on the ends . . ."

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Crew CutsThis month: Lamp & Pencil's Robin Barton

"As a child I quickly worked out that I was not suited to the limelight! I still wanted to be involved and had made friends so I found my way backstage and realised how much fun it is. From there I was lucky enough to make it a career."

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UberThis month: Uber

". . . Uber, has a bigger ambition: reinventing the taxi cab not just for the internet age but for the global age, when many people genuinely do find themselves in London one day, New York the next, Hong Kong the next and just want transport without worrying about local rules, phone numbers, language or currency."

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Rigging CallThis month: Have Regulations Worked?

"The dangers of using trusses as fall arrest anchor points is starting to be more fully understood. It may look 'safe' but could easily give a false sense of security, unless the employer has done the engineering . . . "

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Richard CadenaThis month: Spreading the Canvas

""Projection isn't the only video-based medium that's escaping the tyranny of the flat rectangular prison. Video pixels have been busting out of their rigid boundaries and scattering into crowds of pixel-wearing people since at least 2010."


QandAThis month: Lee Baldock talks to visual designer Tupac Martir . . .

"By this time I'd met a lot of bands and became more and more involved with the lighting guys, watching them, talking to them, learning from them."

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