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31 July 2015

Roskilde Festival taps Meyer Sound Leopard

Roskilde Festival taps Meyer Sound LeopardDenmark - At Denmark's Roskilde Festival - the largest music festival in northern Europe -the new Leopard linear sound reinforcement system led a line-up of more than 200 Meyer Sound loudspeakers to deliver pristine ... More >>

Concert debut for GLP X4 with Lady Antebellum

Concert debut for GLP X4 with Lady AntebellumGermany - One of the leading country music crossover acts in recent years has been Nashville-based Lady Antebellum, whose rising popularity means they can now comfortably fill 20,000-seat amphitheatres. This year's ... More >>

Onyx discovers Ayrton gems at Ambersphere

Onyx discovers Ayrton gems at AmbersphereUK - Onyx Presentations deliver a premier bespoke package of AV, sound and lighting to a wide range of events, be they corporate clients, elite private functions, trade shows, gala dinners or sporting events. The ... More >>

White Light backs Almeida Theatre fundraiser

White Light backs Almeida Theatre fundraiserUK - The Almeida Theatre is a charity, it actively seeks ways in which it can fundraise the £1.5m required (one third of its total income) to deliver its programming each year. Amongst various other initiatives, ... More >>

Chas Rowden to undertake strategic sales at Lawo

Chas Rowden to undertake strategic sales at LawoGermany - Lawo has appointed Chas Rowden to head up strategic sales within Lawo's global team. Prior to this move, Rowden was employed by Calrec Audio to develop business in Europe, Middle East and African territories.... More >>

Beauty Pageant goes LED with Chauvet

PixelFLEX gives advantage to Go Live Productions

Yamaha CL5 system courts Royalty

ALC NetworX launches new website for Ravenna

Grateful Dead farewell features Robe BMFLs

Yamaha training brings fringe benefits to Edinburgh

Elation Europe to hold PRO Theme Day in Kerkrade

Full Circle adds Chroma-Q Color Force battens

Clay Paky illuminates the Tones on the Stones Festival

Work starts on first phase of Lighthouse refurbishment

Blackpool Illuminations head for new heights

Bandit illuminates Louisville's Forecastle Festival

Big Screen Show adds V4 Boreal's to rental stock

Pete's Big TVs makes magic for Penn & Teller

Clay Paky Mythos illuminate the Leiva tour

Ramp eases the load for AVS Hire

PR Lighting gears up for PALM Expo 2015

High brightness Panasonic projector gets brighter

Mumford & Sons believe in Robe

Clay Paky fixtures shine at gala and theme park

English National Opera invests In Yamaha TF1

Light Initiative creates the beautiful and the bizarre

Presteigne adds Calrec Audio to hire roster

Heart Ibiza on song with Clay Paky

Daktronics LED displays for Monterrey stadium

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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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"Almost the entire performing area is in front of the PA, so I do spend the night on all three vocalists' mic channels, but they know the problems and are very helpful in the way they sing and manage the mics when not using them."

Gary Bradshaw talks FOH audio with Steve Moles(Take That)

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RS-701 Beltpack Run Over by Jeep

Want to see how durable the new RS-701 beltpack is? Here it is getting run over with a Jeep! It "sounds great and just won't break!" says Clear-Com Partner GerrAudio Distribution ( who really put Clear-Com to the test.

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

"'Wholehog II Flies the Nest' we reported this month. "The "first production batch of consoles left their West London home in June following an exhaustive testing period and are bound for far-reaching global destinations," including New York, Orlando and South Korea. Distributor AC Lighting was organising group demonstrations of the new control desk in response to a backlog of demo' requests from potential users . . ."

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

"Back in 2005 the trial of Simon Brophy, the infamous former head of lighting at the Millennium Dome, had come to a close and the fraudster who helped himself to almost £4m of the Dome's management company's money was awaiting sentencing, along with his accomplice David Gordon, after both had pleaded guilty. In 1999, Brophy had used his position to award significant lighting contracts to a new company called Pro Design Ltd, which he and Gordon had recently set up - despite new companies being barred from the process under the NMEC's procurement rules."

ReadAudio File

Phil WardThis month: Orange Juice. . .

"Whether proprietary or not, new digital ways of doing what we used to do with analogue without batting an eyelid are taking over . . ."

ReadClassic Gear

Classic GearThis month: The Beamlight

"It's a curious contradiction that much of the light we (at least, those who don't spend most of their lives in darkened theatres!) live by is the parallel rays from the sun, yet most of the light we light with isn't, beams diverging rapidly as they issue from the lens of a fixture. "

ReadThe Conductor

The ConductorThis month: Thermal Effects

"The 'don't set fire to anything' mantra includes the distribution cabling and kit itself . . ."

ReadCrew Cuts

Crew CutsThis month: LD, Simon D. Michalak

"Currently, mostly LD & PM for The Dreamboys - a radical departure from rock 'n' roll. I also look after a couple of lovely music festivals in Borneo and point lights at Ray Davies when he decides he needs me."

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Recollected WorksThis month: A Blott (and a lion) on the Landscape

"When I received a copy of the temp's letter to the security company, on BBC headed paper, she had quoted me word for word: "Dear Sirs, We want a man and dog in Bristol overnight Thursday and Friday. The man should be called Ron, we don't care what the dog's called."

ReadTools from Beyond

MailRouteThis month: MailRoute

"It's a curious thing: this column has covered lots of tools offering the potential for efficient online collaboration amongst project groups. Yet in most cases, people just stick with email. Which works, of course, until everyone starts cc:ing everyone else and it's impossible to follow. And unless you have to sort through a mass of junk mail in order to read the messages you actually care about."

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Second FixThis month: Compressed Timescales

"It seems that no matter what the project, people consistently ask for things to be done at the last minute. Compressed timescales seem to be part of life for us. In general we are a reactive industry; we can't do our bit until others have done theirs."

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Richard CadenaThis month: High Dynamic Range

"Amazon and Netflix are both promising to stream HDR content later on this year. As these new capabilities are rolled out and people get used to seeing the best possible picture, then HD, standard dynamic range, Rec. 709, and 24 frames per second will start to look like your grandfather's video . . ."


QandAThis month: Phil Ward talks to Graham Cochrane of Adlib . . .

"It was a year's work, concentrating on all the musical content with the live bands - a combination of television, theatre and live rock all rolled into one - and I loved it."

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