OpenStage theatre forum announced
d&b audiotechnik, Roland Systems Group, Shure, TTA, RTS Telex and Figure 53 (known for QLab) are jointly hosting the event, which will be a rich mix of presentations, Q&As and discussions, as well as some new-to-the-UK products to play around with.
Any theatre professional or student of technical theatre is invited to attend the OpenStage forum at RADA's Jerwood-Vanbrugh Theatre, and the event's hosts are keen to stress it is not a tradeshow. Rather it is an opportunity for dialogue, feedback, education and inspiration within one of the most exciting sectors of the entertainment industry.
The programme will include short presentations on: integrating QLab show control with performer localisation and tracking; frequency agility in wireless mic technology (Shure is bringing its new Axient radio microphones); the falling costs of digital audio infrastructure and control (including first sight in the UK of Roland's new console); the latest reports on the big spectrum sell-off and what happens next for radio licenses; what's the latest news on comms in theatre? (RTS Telex is promising to give us a first look at some important new technology from the Bosch labs).The experts from d&b will be clarifying some of the mysteries of electroacoustics, and "offering a bit of blue-sky thinking about the future of theatre sound".
OpenStage is free, but places are limited, so must be reserved in advance. There will be small product workshops in addition to main seminars, plenty of toys to play with, and boffins to talk to. The day's programme runs 9.30-5pm, and tickets can be reserved via http://guestlistapp.com/events/44031, or by linking up to the OpenStage Facebook page.