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16 September 2014

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The Week in Lighting & SoundVolume Control - New regulations should be introduced to protect live music venues from possible closure following noise complaints, the Musicians' Union has said. At the Trades Union Congress conference this week, ... More >>

KOI 2014 on track for a sparkling celebration

KOI 2014 on track for a sparkling celebrationUK - The seventh Knight of Illumination Awards has once more seen record submissions for the title of outstanding lighting and video design in the sectors of TV, Theatre and Concert Touring and Events. Combined with ... More >>

Apex appoints Dutch distributor

Apex appoints Dutch distributorEurope - Belgium-based audio innovator Apex is continuing its expansion in the European market by appointing Main Gear Supply as the company's distributor for The Netherlands. The move comes as part of Apex's strategy ... More >>

ETC LDI 2014 Student Sponsorship recipients

ETC LDI 2014 Student Sponsorship recipientsUSA - ETC is committed to mentoring students who have an interest in lighting and stage technology. One way the company achieves this is through its annual LDI Student Sponsorship, where a select group of students is ... More >>

Meyer Sound Leo adds quality sound to Nature One

Meyer Sound Leo adds quality sound to Nature OneGermany - Nature One Festival, Germany's largest electronic dance music (EDM) event celebrated its 20th year this summer on the site of a former U.S. missile base near Kastellaun. To support DJs such as Danny Ávila, ... More >>

The Lightsock - bright idea, dark solution

eclipse Staging Services goes to the ArtPop Ball

Reproduced Sound 2014 - celebrating 30 years

Clay Paky GlowUps enhance historic houses

dbn Lighting upgrades hire fleet with SGM

Iconic London venue upgrades with Yamaha

FIA Formula E on the grid with FAL Systems

Avolites Pixel Mapper stars in Guardians premiere

Soundcrafts for Sydney's EventSound

Torun Sports Hall on the map with Community

Adamson supports Lady Gaga in Real Life

The P.A. People revive NSW churches

4Wall Entertainment adds versatile Vari-Lite Spots

Sennheiser conference focus at InfoComm MEA

Robe provides Splendit solution for Normal People

New Elation Sniper multi-effect and laser simulator

Rob Young joins DWR Distribution

DiGiCo SD5 delivers Swiss precision

EnTEEtainment at the Pilton Party

Elation Platinums on debut at Youth Olympics

Felix Lighting invests in Robe CycFX 8s

Novant Health BMX opens with winning sound

New investment for Bel Digital Audio

CreativeTechnology expands London team

IBC premiere for Lawo mc²36 Ravena console

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3 September 2014

SGM overhead display covers Creamfields

SGM overhead display covers CreamfieldsUK - Taking its inspiration from the 2013 Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, which saw the first deployment of Blueprint Events' SGM LT-200 3D mappable LED pixel tubes, Chris Morgan's company has now delivered what he ... 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 >>

15 September 2014

New Elation Sniper multi-effect and laser simulator

New Elation Sniper multi-effect and laser simulatorThe Netherlands - Elation Professional has announced the world premiere launch of a "truly innovative game-changing product that is unlike anything on the market today". The Sniper is a new type of hybrid multi-effect ... More >>

16 September 2014

The Lightsock - bright idea, dark solution

The Lightsock - bright idea, dark solutionUK - Every so often one of those invaluable lighting 'gadgets' comes along that is simple yet indispensible. The Lightsock is such an accessory, say the designers. Made of flexible, flame-retardant fabric (rated ... More >>

2 September 2014

Robe announces the new BMFL

Robe announces the new BMFLCzech Republic - In an online broadcast this morning, Robe has revealed the first details of its brand new product, the BMFL - which stands for 'Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire'. Broadcasting from the company's ... More >>

10 September 2014

PRG Nocturne expands UK team

PRG Nocturne expands UK teamUK - PRG Nocturne has announced that James Morden has joined their UK team as a senior account manager. With 18 years of video experience in the industry, Morden is eager to help PRG Nocturne continue to expand in the ... More >>

8 September 2014

Pasquale Quadri, founder of Clay Paky, passes away

Pasquale Quadri, founder of Clay Paky, passes awayItaly - Pasquale Quadri, founder and chairman of Clay Paky SpA, passed away on Saturday night at his home in Torre De Roveri, aged 67. Pasquale 'Paky' Quadri was a highly successful entrepreneur, although very ... More >>

16 September 2014

KOI 2014 on track for a sparkling celebration

KOI 2014 on track for a sparkling celebrationUK - The seventh Knight of Illumination Awards has once more seen record submissions for the title of outstanding lighting and video design in the sectors of TV, Theatre and Concert Touring and Events. Combined with ... More >>

11 September 2014

Aurora at the Bupa Great North Run

Aurora at the Bupa Great North RunUK - This year, the Bupa Great North Run was the first event of its kind in the world to reach its one millionth entrant. On 4 September both Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides, along with the River Tyne were ... More >>

15 September 2014

Robe provides Splendit solution for Normal People

Robe provides Splendit solution for Normal PeopleBelgium - Splendit is a Belgian lighting and sound rental company based in Liedekerke and headed by Marijn Broeckaert, who has a great passion for the industry and is also an LD / programmer in his own right. He ... More >>

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15 September 2014

Rob Young joins DWR Distribution

Rob Young joins DWR DistributionSouth Africa - Established in the mid 1980s, theatre and studio engineering is well known in South Africa for serving the theatre and entertainment market with design work and the manufacture of mechanical equipment ... More >>

CreativeTechnology expands London team

CreativeTechnology expands London teamUK - Creative Technology's London operation has recently recruited Dan Burgess in the position of account manager, focusing on the corporate sector. Having worked within corporate events for 17 years, Dan brings a ... More >>

12 September 2014

W-DMX adds technical and development expertise

W-DMX adds technical and development expertiseSweden - Wireless Solution Sweden AB has welcomed Bo Wendemo as R&D engineer, effective immediately. Wendemo has 25 years of experience with wireless technology and spent the last 10 years at Nokia Denmark as RF ... More >>

10 September 2014

PRG Nocturne expands UK team

PRG Nocturne expands UK teamUK - PRG Nocturne has announced that James Morden has joined their UK team as a senior account manager. With 18 years of video experience in the industry, Morden is eager to help PRG Nocturne continue to expand in the ... More >>

Luke Bonner joins Oasis Enterprises

Luke Bonner joins Oasis EnterprisesUAE - Oasis Enterprises Professional Projects Division has appointed Luke Bonner to the position of special projects engineer with responsibility for developing existing design packages in the Architainment segment. "... 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 what I like, when they go all wide-eyed and say 'Wow, I didn't know you could do that!' There's always a chance of surprising them, and that's when we're really helping."

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Yesterday's News - 20 Years Ago20 Years Ago . . . LSi August 1994

"Our news noted the end of several eras. Mark Fisher and Jonathan Park's hugely successful concert design partnership was to split: their final joint project, the Rolling Stones' Voodoo Lounge tour, kicked off this month in Washington DC. Meanwhile, Squire Light & Sound had gone into liquidation: a long-standing name in the UK industry, Squire's had been "a proving ground for many . . . who cut their teeth at the company.""

Yesterday's News - 10 Years Ago10 Years Ago . . . LSi August 2004

"Our cover showed Sarah Rushton-Read's moody shot of singer Anthony Kiedis emblazoned across XL Video's Barco LED screen at the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Hyde Park concerts this summer. Inside, we spoke to the team behind the show, including RHCP's LD Scott Holthaus, video and set designer Grier Govorko and sound engineer Dave 'Rat' Levine - along with Clear Channel's John Probyn, XL Video's Des Fallon, Britannia Row Productions' Roly Oliver and Star Events Group's Roger Barrett. "

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Phil WardThis month: Mixing It Up

"Not 'trading off' but applying know-how from one to another, bolstering weaknesses and exploiting strengths, putting a bit of 'large' into 'mid', a bit more 'broadcast' into 'large' - and so on. Plus, and here's the tricky bit, conserving brand equity at every step . . ."

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Classic GearThis month: Donmar Reference Manual

"Does a piece of classic gear actually have to be a piece of gear? Good question. We've had examples in the past that aren't, but they've been classics in their own ways, explaining lighting or documenting its history. But a mere collection of information about gear? I'd argue yes. There's a modern term for this: meta-data - data about data. So perhaps this time we're featuring a meta-classic, a classic about classics . . ."

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Crew CutsThis month: Stage manager Jem Melluish

"I started life as a money broker, then went straight into hair consultancy, followed by a stint as an advertising executive and then the obvious move to local crew at the Churchill Theatre. From there, the wonders of theatre led me directly into conference set building, before starting work with CC-Lab who put me on the path to music-based event."

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Ian DowThis month: Ian Dow recalls going Back to School

"The shocked face of the driver is a picture I remember to this day. He knew there was only one 961 each day, but suddenly before him was this ghostly apparition of his own coach, full of passengers lit by a strange blue light, which was then swallowed up by the mist . . ."

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EvernoteThis month: Word Lens

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," the distinguished writer Arthur C. Clarke once said. The technological marvels now surrounding us make it easy to take that magic for granted; it's hard for something new to really surprise us. Word Lens is magical enough to do just that."

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Second FixThis month: Using your Imagination

"A lot of audio design is done by people with acoustics degrees. Whilst they are very good at the theory side, they've probably never mixed a concert or known what it's really like to surprise and delight a listener."

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Richard CadenaThis month: The Right Number of Ks

"I might have been able to save some money by settling for a standard HD monitor or a Retina display, but I had something else in mind. I wanted one large monitor to act as three or four smaller monitors."

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QandAThis month: Phil Ward talks to Scott Fraser - UK sales manager for French loudspeaker brand APG . . .

"When I then heard the speakers properly, I just couldn't understand why they hadn't made more progress in the UK. Great sounding, fantastic stereo imaging from the line array, amazing attention to detail, good QC . . . surely people would want these."

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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 . . .

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