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16 April 2014

Mojo announces Malaysian distributor

Mojo announces Malaysian distributorMalaysia - Following a surge in music events and tours heading to the region, Mojo Barriers has announced Kuala Lumpur based EHQ Projects as its official Malaysian distributor, April 2014. Working in partnership with ... More >>

Danor continues Robe connection

Danor continues Robe connectionIsrael - Robe's Israeli distributor Danor is based in Hod Hasheron just outside Tel Aviv and has built its reputation on being switched on to the market, offering the most innovative technologies and excellent service.... More >>

SES Opens its doors in the UAE

SES Opens its doors in the UAEUAE - Datchet based SES Entertainment Services Ltd are opening its doors in the UAE to serve the insatiable appetite for its range of British built, high quality, power distribution products. Trading as SES Technical ... More >>

Out Board TiMax & Data Strategy at PLASA Focus

Out Board TiMax & Data Strategy at PLASA FocusUK - Out Board will be exhibiting at PLASA Focus: Leeds on Stand R-C06 and demonstrating the market-leading TiMax Tracker performer tracking automation alongside TiMax SoundHub audio matrix, playback server and ... More >>

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 >>

RW Salt bring audio impact to PLASA Focus

Dap Audio from Highlite hits PLASA Focus

Outline fills the floor in Indonesia

Innovative new home for ELC Lighting

TRIAS bolsters its relationship with Christie

Nick Williams joins TC Group

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The 7th Knight of Illumination Awards has lift off

Chauvet Professional: PLASA Focus Platinum Sponsor

Audiologic secures Nexo install distribution

LUX Technical launches London office and makes key appointment

Phonophobia ups the pace with Soundcraft and AKG

EarPeace raising money for The Amy Winehouse Foundation

Siberian theatre gets major makeover with ETC

Midas XL48 praised by Wigwam Acoustics

A Trilogy of sound from the land of ice & fire

JBL recycled for Turramurra bar

Unusual on board for Ant & Dec challenge

Epic Production Services invests in Martin Audio

X Factor Live launches at LS-Live

Yamaha QL5 has firm hold on Hairspray

XL Video on call for HTC Events

ArKaos PRO presents LEDMasterpper and MediaMaster 4.0

HD takes SSL Live console to Leeds & Plymouth

Panasonic to launch 16,000 lumen projector

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11 April 2014

Lighting and live event technology shine at WMC

Lighting and live event technology shine at WMCUK - BSc (Hons) Lighting and Live Event Technology students from the University of South Wales have showcased their best work at the successful Innovation Expo 2014 event, held at the Wales Millennium Centre. The ... 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 >>

14 April 2014

Congratulations to the Olivier Award Winners

Congratulations to the Olivier Award WinnersUK - Congratulations to the winners of the Lighting, Sound and Set Design categories at this year's Olivier Awards, which were presented at The Royal Opera House last night. The White Light Award for Best Lighting was ... More >>

15 April 2014

The 7th Knight of Illumination Awards has lift off

The 7th Knight of Illumination Awards has lift offUK - It's that time of the year again - the 7th Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards has launched and already the entries are flying in. 2014 will see yet another celebration of talented international lighting 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 >>

14 April 2014

Showtec features Highlite at PLASA Focus: Leeds

Showtec features Highlite at PLASA Focus: LeedsUK - The PLASA Focus: Leeds show (29-30 April, Leeds, UK) will see the UK and IE launch of the brand new and exclusive range of Infinity moving heads. There are seven products in the range - five are LED units and two ... More >>

15 April 2014

Chauvet Professional: PLASA Focus Platinum Sponsor

Chauvet Professional: PLASA Focus Platinum SponsorUK - Chauvet Professional is supporting PLASA Focus, Leeds (29 - 30 April, 2014, The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds), for the third year with platinum sponsorship. The brand is exhibiting on stand N-B12 and will be ... More >>

15 April 2014

LUX Technical launches London office and makes key appointment

LUX Technical launches London office and makes key appointmentUK - One of the East Midlands largest suppliers of lighting, sound and multi-media for live events, stage shows and corporate functions has announced an important new senior level appointment and the opening of a ... More >>

11 April 2014

Stage Electrics bespoke solutions for Milton Court

Stage Electrics bespoke solutions for Milton CourtUK - Stage Electrics delivered the lighting, audio and video systems to Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music and Drama's multi-million pound facility near its premises in Silk Street. To ensure that it continued to ... More >>

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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 >>

Gary Burrows joins PTB as project manager

Gary Burrows joins PTB as project managerUK - Push The Button Ltd (PTB), the specialist electrical contractor for the entertainment industry, has announced the appointment of Gary Burrows as project manager. Burrows joins the core PTB team of managing ... More >>

10 April 2014

Allen & Heath appoints sales & marketing director

Allen & Heath appoints sales & marketing directorUK - Allen & Heath has announced the appointment of Christian Luecke as its new sales and marketing director. Christian has 15 years' experience in the consumer electronics market where he managed European B2C ... More >>

9 April 2014

PWS names Evan Hall project manager

PWS names Evan Hall project managerUSA - Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, has announced that Evan Hall has been hired as project manager. ... More >>

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Philips Selecon PL Range keep C nova Cool at Edinburgh Festival

Philips Selecon luminiares have played a key supporting role at the exciting C nova venue at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe. C venues production manager and freelance lighting designer, Richard Williamson, has incorporated Selecon's latest development in LED Luminaires -- the PLFRESNEL-1, PLPROFILE-1 and PLCYC-1, to add creative flexibility to each of the venue's four found spaces, while saving on rigging space and labour and reducing heat output and thus the need for air-conditioning considerably. A venue like C nova presents it's own set of challenges, explains C venues artistic director Hartley Kemp. "The turn around between shows are often less than fifteen minutes, the spaces tend to get very hot both from the stage lighting, which is on all day, and from the audiences and there is little time for each company to get to the lighting rig to refocus or re-colour. This means that any creative flexibility that we can afford them is gratefully received and where LED can come into its own. Not only do the Selecon units allow designers to use an array of colour but also the saturated colours are as bright as the more pastel colours. Running up a ladder between productions to replace the gels for a deep blue backlight wash are soon to be a thing of the past!"

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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" . . .

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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 . . .

d&b audiotechnik
Elation

Sennheiser

Lee Filters

MDG

Le Maitre

Stage Technologies

LS Live

Fast-and-Wide

ClearCom

Prolyte 2012

Prolight

Neutrik

Rub Hoists

Ambersphere

OutBoard

XL Video 2

Le Mark

City Theatrical

Unusual Rigging

ETC

Rubber Box