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13 October 2015

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The Week in Lighting & SoundOn The Campaign Trail - Aerosmith's Steven Tyler has asked Donald Trump to stop using his band's song Dream On on the campaign trail. The singer's lawyers have sent a cease-and-desist letter, saying the use of ... More >>

PLASA Show brings curtain down on ExCeL era and announces exciting future

PLASA Show brings curtain down on ExCeL era and announces exciting futureUK - Three successful days in early October saw the PLASA Show bring its three-year stay at London's ExCeL to a close, with the promise of a revamped and reinvigorated event at Olympia for 2016. New for this year, the ... More >>

Robert Juliat celebrates PLASA Award for Innovation

Robert Juliat celebrates PLASA Award for InnovationUK - Robert Juliat is delighted that its new LED cyclorama batten, DALIS, has been awarded the PLASA Award for Innovation at PLASA Show 2015. DALIS is an asymmetrical 300W LED cyclorama light, consisting of 48 LED ... More >>

ETC celebrates at PLASA Show 2015

ETC celebrates at PLASA Show 2015UK - ETC is celebrating winning the only Gold PLASA Award for Innovation at last week's PLASA Show. The Eos software version 2.3 provides unprecedented colour control options for LED fixtures, including abstract ... More >>

Doughty shines a light on Elgin High School

Doughty shines a light on Elgin High SchoolUK - When the drama facility at Elgin High School in Moray, Scotland, underwent refurbishment earlier this year, Jock Wallace, installations manager at Edinburgh based Black Light was asked to devise a way of ... More >>

Royal Armouries reinforces with HK Audio

Charcoalblue attends opening of St Ann's Warehouse NYC

CPL production for the inaugural AGA Festival

Infinity Sunpanels at Guus Meeuwis concert at London's RAH

Robe BMFL Blades for All Africa Games

Chinatown switches to 5.8 GHz with W-DMX

Sound Office and MSS jointly invest in MLA

Royal Oak Music Theatre goes green with Elation

MLA Happy & Glorious for Michael McIntyre

Assembly Hall's installed PA system is right on Q

Rogue RH1 Hybrids create big looks for Jason Aldean

Living Room Café by e-plus showcases Martin Audio

Boomerang comes full circle for Fineline

Amptown strengthens maritime team

Paul Simpson joins Audiologic as Hospitality Sector Specialist

Livesys5 portable micro-PA hits the stores

Baldwin Boxall gears up for Intersec 2016

Philips Entertainment debuts new Showline models

ETC's App sales benefit Behind the Scenes UK

Strictly Robe in South Africa

Achieving for Children revamps with Blackout

Clay Paky lights bridges as Germany celebrates

SGM lights for Singapore skyline for night racing

Showtec Event Spots add style to Venetian wedding

Bullet For My Valentine tour US with A&H

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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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"What digital has done for me is where we are now. This is the first tour where I can sit down for the show and concentrate entirely on the music. I'm not distracted by correcting or compensating for weaknesses in the system. That's a real luxury."

Sound engineer Stanley Miller talks to Steve Moles (Neil Diamond)

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Mixing Metallica: Backstage Video Interviews with Band's Dual Monitoring Team

"Being consistent is absolutely key to making the artists feel like they're in a safe place wrapped up in their favorite blanket."

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

"Shure was celebrating its 70th, Brilliant Stages announced a major expansion, Soundcraft was spreading its 'Going Live' sound mixing training programme into theatre, Strand Lighting had restructured with the loss of its UK marketing team, and Martin Professional was going public on the Copenhagen stock exchange"

Yesterday's News - 10 Years Ago 10 Years Ago . . . LSi October 2005

"Following the conclusion of the long-running tale of fraud at the Millennium Dome, Brophy - the former lighting department chief at the Dome - was jailed for four-and-a-half years after being found guilty of stealing £1.1m from Dome owner NMEC."

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Phil WardThis month: Human Writes

"The confusion between pro and consumer styles so prevalent from dental surgeries to energy suppliers could have a negative effect on this industry at the top level, and here's why."

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Classic GearThis month: Catalyst

"Sometimes the classic you make isn't always quite the product you set out to make. Take Catalyst. You know it now as a media server, the first to arrive at this intersection of lighting and video, a pointer to the future we now inhabit. But the media server is only half the story. . . ."

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Crew CutsThis month: lighting designer, Matt Daw

"At 16 I applied for an apprenticeship at The Nothcott Theatre in Exeter but was told I was too young. That didn't deter me and I kept turning up at the theatre until they gave me a job."

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GhosteryThis month: Ghostery

"While we're on the subject of internet privacy, as we were last month, let's talk about internet tracking, the way that websites (regardless of the browser or search engine that leads you there) try to learn about you, identify you, see what you do and follow you around."

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Second FixThis month: How to deal with project budgets . . .

"This approach meant that we had more to spend and in this case we were able to replace the system. And the client was happy because they had had real involvement in assembling the budget - not just taken my word for it."

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Richard CadenaThis month: Expanding Colour Gamut

"It's likely that high dynamic range (HDR), expanded colour gamut, and higher bit depth will have a much bigger impact on our industry than 3D technology ever did or ever will."


QandAThis month: Caz Williamson talks to video & media server technician Dan Bond

"I've seen more integration with control systems and more often lighting designers are not only using, but taking control of the video."

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