Packed DJ line-up PLASA 2005

The Gemini Extreme DJ Competition takes place on DJ Sunday - 11 September - at Earls Court.

Register now for PLASA London>>
Visit the PLASA London website >>

6 July 2005

UK - It's all happening in the world of the DJ - the technology, the software, the formats - they're all changing dramatically, and there's one place where you can learn all about this digital revolution. This year's PLASA Show (11-14 September, Earls Court, London) will give DJs a chance to check out all the latest gear and mix with some of the best-known names in the business, say the organizers.

Events kick off with 'DJ Sunday', on 11 September. Sponsored by iDJ Magazine, the day showcases all the major manufacturers' new kit and includes various events, product launches, on-stand demos, giveaways and workshops. Central to it all is the Gemini 'Extreme V' DJ Competition - a major showcase of current and new talent that attracts entries from all over Europe.

Spurred on by the evolution of digital technology, the latest major DJ technology developments can be seen - many of them for the first time - at PLASA, including decks, mixers, effects, samplers, styli and headphones - together with the latest software and MP3 developments, and the first generation of CD players that are truly bridging the gap between audio and visual mixing.

Every name in the DJ book will be there, including Allen & Heath, Computer DJ, Denon, Gemini, Kam, Numark, Martin Professional, Peavey, Pioneer, Sennheiser, Shure, Stanton, Vestax and Yamaha. They'll be mixing with over 300 companies who are set to roll out over 1,000 ground-breaking new products.

Now in it's 11th year, the Gemini 'Extreme V' DJ Competition is open to any non-pro DJs, and whilst participating may not get you an instant residency, it could very well put you on your way. Full details on the competition and how to enter can be found at the web address below. The Show will also continue the trend of attracting the big-name DJs - Eclectic Method, Eddie Halliwell, Richie Hawtin, Jon '00' Flemming, Chris Liebing, Little Charlie, Lisa Loud, Tom Middleton and James Zabiela will all be at PLASA this year - as well as emerging talent, many of whom will be playing in the all-day mixing demos. For those looking to get their foot through a record company door, a crew of music industry heavyweights, including record producers, music mixers and A&R experts from the major labels, will offer practical advice on how to break in to the industry. There are also plans for an on-site Record Fair so you can add to your vinyl and CD collections.

There'll also be a string of opportunities to pick up tips and techniques for what to do with your latest box of tricks. A workshop on Digital Turntablism and Mixing on Sunday 11 September at 1pm will look at how advances in digital technology have changed the dynamics of dance mixing to the point where the DJ can now turn up to a show with a laptop loaded with MP3s, loops and samples. The session will look at the virtual DJ studio - the mixing of MP3 files, the future of vinyl emulation and digitally-encoded vinyl - who knows, will the new Traktor DJ Studio software raise the bar for Final Scratch users?

A second workshop on Sunday 11 September at 2.30pm, The Future of the DVJ and Vision Mixing, will take an overview of all the latest graphics software, outlining just how the evolution in computers has allowed for VJ-specific programmes to be produced, with easy accessibility. DVD mixing is now a reality, but will the affordability of Solid State HDD urge manufacturers to move directly to this format? Tickets have been priced to make it really easy to attend: if you pre-register, the cost of a single session is £7.50 (inc VAT) or you can get a 3-session pass for £15.00 (inc VAT) by logging onto: www.plasashow.com/seminars

As part of the DJ Sunday Lounge sponsored by iDJ magazine, the free iDJ Talkzone programme will see a session where DJs and producers will talk about the first stages of making the step from DJ'ing to production. The discussion will cover the basics for getting started, what kit you need and how expanding your skills to take in production might just be the best thing for your DJ career. And when you've done and seen everything, you can head to one of the Show's many bars and cafes and catch up with the rest of the music industry. Although you can turn up on the day, by pre-registering at www.plasashow.com the ticket price is halved from £15 to £7.50. The website also contains pricing and timing information on the seminars, exhibitor listings, directions to the venue and many other useful facts. Alternatively, look out for ticket offers for DJ Sunday in all the key industry magazines.

(Lee Baldock)

 

Links

Tag Cloud

DJ technology software digital year Sunday iDJ major Gemini PLASA including mixing get music industry vinyl look session Show DJ Sunday

Related Stories from LSi Online

9 October 2007

Neutrik Optimal for Optical

Neutrik Optimal for OpticalUK - Metallica's recent European tour has justifiably been trumpeted by Midas as the acid test for its new XL8 digital live mixing system. But it was also a perfect demonstration of the quality and reliability of the ... More >>

1 September 2006

Butlins resorts make major investment

Butlins resorts make major investmentUK - The recent upgrades to Butlins' three UK sites include half a million pounds' worth of new Robe moving light fixtures installed in the three separate venues (Centre Stage, Reds and Skyline) within all three of ... More >>

3 August 2006

Kinesys at PLASA06

Kinesys at PLASA06UK - Automation specialists Kinesys are exhibiting at the PLASA show in Earls Court in September. The past twelve months has seen further growth into an increasingly varied selection of projects and markets requesting ... More >>

4 April 2006

De Montfort Hall installs Yamaha M7CL

De Montfort Hall installs Yamaha M7CLUK - Leicester concert venue De Montfort Hall has recently installed an M7CL to use for a variety of rock concerts and theatre performances. The desk was purchased from London and Birmingham based LMC Audio who bought ... More >>

13 February 2006

Sound Foundation trains with Yamaha

Sound Foundation trains with YamahaUK - "We put a lot of time and energy into training and supporting sound engineers transitioning to digital mixing in the live environment," said Mark Payne, managing director of aptly named Yamaha dealers, Sound ... More >>

First Installs for Turbosound TCS Compacts

Robe introduces MediaSpinners

New face at Pharos Architectural Controls

ETC winners collect their prizes

ETC's Congo console drives ahead

Wybron completes lighting industry research

K Tech expands with Allen & Heath

Formula Sound relaunches popular mixer

SA Europe expands distribution network

Robe highlights LEDBlinders at LDI

India & Middle East appointments for Clockaudio

Amber Sound

Columbus McKinnon

Devon Adsites

HSL Productions

View AllRelated Stories from LSi Magazine

November 2010 - 25th AnniversaryNovember 2010 - 25th Anniversary

Page 55: and Darth Reece of KV2 Audio at PLASA (2005); Mojo’s Patrick Jordan (2005). It’s about innovators

September 2008September 2008

Page 114: of the architectural lighting world.” PLASA 2005 Awards Committee In almost every environment from shopping malls

March 2007March 2007

Page 95: Above: The Innovation Gallery feature area at PLASA 2005. What we liked about the process at PLASA

Page 88: Inc (represented by PSCo) Winner, PLASA 2005: Fogscreen Fogscreen was an unusual product to judge

September 2006September 2006

Page 57: technical director Mike Godolphin visited the Robe stand at PLASA 2005 and spoke with Robe UKs Bill Jones

Page 143: flagship software product at PLASA 2005 automation specialist Kinesys will unveil several new innovations

June 2006June 2006

Page 88: -mounted panel. >>> www.pfaff-silberblau2.co.uk Kinesys K2 Automation control system. K2 was launched at PLASA

January 2006January 2006

Page 58: with the need to work at dedicated studios. Released at PLASA 2005, Capture 2005 targets the installation market

December 2005December 2005

Page 15: about our company published in the article PLASA 2005 Examined However errors appear in the following

October 2005October 2005

Page 8: .plasashow.com PLASA 2005 in this issue: Awards for Innovation: pages 58-59 Audio: page 61 Audio-Visual: page 76 DJ

More Results from LSi Magazine >>

View AllRelated Videos from LSi's Video Hub

More Results from LSi's Video Hub >>

View AllNews Archive

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999

Robe
Martin Professional

Outboard

GDS

Total Solutions Group

Lee Filters

ClearCom

Symetrix

MDG

Le Mark

Unusual Rigging Dubai

OutBoard