adamson-advcert-apr18-hrAdamson introduces advanced training programme
Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Germany - Adamson Systems Engineering is reinforcing the focus on its global education strategy with the formal introduction of its Advanced Certification training programme at Prolight+Sound 2018.
The new training initiative builds on Adamson’s Applied Certification programme, which over the past eight months has been deployed in over 30 countries and attended by more than 1,000 technicians.
“In 2017, we launched an initiative to build an education standard for our user base and network”, says James Oliver, director of marketing and sales for Adamson. “Applied Certification was its first phase, and today, we’ve already delivered this programme in more than 30 countries. As our network has grown, so has the demand for knowledge. The Advanced Certification programme is an indication to major productions that Adamson and its partner network are committed to implementing the best deployment practices wherever you see the gold Adamson triangle.”
Jeremiah Karni, head of Adamson Education, built the Advanced Certification programme with input from users around the world. “Advanced Certification has been designed for experienced system engineers deploying complex systems in demanding environments. The curriculum gives our user base the ability to dig into advanced simulation features and complex system deployments, all within an optimized workflow.”
The Advanced Certification course delves deeper into aspects of design and control while also discussing electro-acoustic concepts and applications. Additional Blueprint AV techniques and

leedsPLASA Focus Leeds welcomes major launches
Friday, 6 April 2018

UK - PLASA Focus Leeds is bringing the world’s latest entertainment technology to the North of England on 1-2 May at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.
Visitors can expect new releases from top brands, an array of immersive workshops, and leading-edge seminars covering lighting, live sound, rigging, AV and staging.
The show is the perfect place to see brand new products for the first time in the UK, including the highly anticipated grandMA3 lighting console. Visitors will also see Martin Audio’s Wavefront Precision Series, Vari-Lite’s VL2600 range, Sennheiser’s Wireless G4 System and Robe’s MegaPointe.
The seminar programme serves many different tribes, from immersive audio and theatre refurbishment, to festival lighting and set design software. There is something for everyone at the industry leading show.
The reinvention of the Chester Storyhouse will be revealed by lighting advisor Rob Halliday and others who worked tirelessly on the project. The biggest of its kind outside of London, the venue houses an 800-seat auditorium, a 200-seat studio theatre, a 100-seat cinema, and much more. This seminar will explore the technology involved in such a huge and versatile space.
Professionals involved in set design and production won’t want to miss out on an introduction to Vectorworks. This leading industry software for entertainment design offers an incredible amount of functions including 3D rendering, VR and rigging analysis. Attend this seminar to see how Vectorworks can make your job easier.
The Rigger’s Forum retu

vectorworksVectorworks training presented at DWR
Friday, 6 April 2018

South Africa - Vectorworks Trainer Francois van der Merwe presented Basic to Advanced training from 12 to 16 March 2018 at DWR Distribution in Johannesburg.
As a respected lighting designer and a seasoned Vectorworks user, van der Merwe’s main concern was to assist delegates in increasing their workflow.
Van der Merwe has presented training at DWR, distributors of Vectorworks in South Africa, since 2012. “The programme for every course is unique, and we go through all the changes, updates and added features of the software,” he says. “Vectorworks has been the platform to work on, and in my view, the best choice for our industry.”
With many users relying on tutorials that are focused on architecture, van der Merwe instead demonstrates how to approach a show which is a very different process to how an architect would tackle a building. “Over the years, delegates watch tutorials and pick up habits that are not necessarily beneficial to the entertainment industry. I try to show them a better workflow and how to make the drawing process a lot quicker and easier to understand.”
The Vectorworks training is intensive. “The most noticeable difference for delegates is that their workflow quadruples,” said van der Merwe. “Instead of taking a day to draw a show, they can create a full production in two to three hours.” Delegates are tested and required to draw a stage comprising of staging, set, AV, lighting, trussing and audio. “They do that from scratch within two hours and that is a big improvement,” he concludes.
(Jim E

abbeyroadpmday-27rYamaha in the mix at Abbey Road workshop
Wednesday, 28 March 2018

UK - Around 60 of the UK’s leading live mixing engineers, theatre sound designers and representatives of audio rental companies assembled in the legendary Studio Two at London’s Abbey Road Studios in March for an informal workshop on Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM series digital mixing systems.
“This was a way of giving key members of the UK pro audio community a chance to informally network and learn more about Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM series systems, in an inspiring location and friendly, low-key atmosphere,” says Yamaha Commercial Audio UK/RoI sales manager Alex Warren, who co-ordinated the event with UK/RoI marketing manager Chris Irvine.
After meeting for a complimentary lunch, followed by a bracing walk along Abbey Road to the studios, guests were welcomed by Chris. This was followed by an interesting potted history of the studios by its head of audio products, Mirek Stiles.
With the free bar open, Jamiroquai’s Derrick MacKenzie (drums), Matt Johnson (keyboards), Paul Turner (bass) and Hazel Fernandez (vocals) performed a few songs, mixed by the band’s Front of House engineer Rick Pope on the Yamaha RIVAGE PM10, through a Nexo M10 PA system and 45N12 monitors.
Yamaha’s Andy Cooper then hosted an interesting Q&A session with Rick, which included questions from the assembled guests. Rick spent much of 2017 on tour with the RIVAGE PM10 system and a highlight of the Q&A was his honest, direct response to being asked how many times the system has gone down: “Never”.
From here, guests were able to get hands-on with the RIVAG

green-hippoPL+S 2018: Green Hippo promotes Notch integration
Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Germany - Green Hippo’s scheduled activities for Prolight + Sound 2018 include exclusive presentations, plus demos with its show partner Notch, maker of the real-time visual creation tool.
The Green Hippo stand will be fully equipped with the latest Hippotizer+ Media Servers, enabling guests to experience solutions for real-time media playback and 3D mapping.
A key feature of the Green Hippo stand is the opportunity for visitors to gain hands-on experience of Hippotizer’s seamless integration with Notch. Designed from the creative process up, and supercharged by powerful real-time rendering and visualisation, Notch helps creators rediscover the joy of problem solving, experimenting and improvising on the fly.
Further demonstrating Hippotizer’s ways with Notch, Green Hippo has commissioned a short dance piece with the London based Tavaziva dance company showcasing the real-time creative possibilities of Hippotizer, Noitom motion capture and Notch working together. The interactive demo dance will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 12:00 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 & 16:00.
Visitors will also get the chance to learn more about some key new features that will be added on the new software V4.4, which will be released soon.
In addition to its open demonstrations, the Green Hippo team will run six closed-door sessions. Taking place on Wednesday 11 April and Thursday 12 April, each of these events will fit approximately 15 delegates.
Green Hippo will also present the latest big thing from Island Records… beer. On Tuesd

plugfest-pressreleaseBooking opens for lighting protocols Plugfest
Tuesday, 20 March 2018

UK - PLASA has announced dates for Plugfest, a three-day lighting conference running 25-27 April 2018 at The Copthorne Hotel near London Gatwick.
Plugfest is an unmissable event for all lighting equipment manufacturers who want to ensure the interoperability of their equipment. It’s a hands-on place to ensure the reliability of lighting products, debug and improve connectivity with others. Representatives who would benefit from the event include product development engineers, system integrators, production electricians and technical support staff.
The expert team behind Plugfest, Hamish Dumbreck of JESE Ltd, Peter Willis of Howard Eaton Lighting and Wayne Howell of Artistic Licence, have helped create and define many of the communication protocols relevant to the lighting community and will be on hand throughout the event. Attendees can expect ‘break-outs’ and technical round-table sessions for a wide range of protocols including DALI, DMX512, RDMnet, Art-Net, sACN, and the very latest ESTA Standards.
As the only event of its kind in Europe, this is an opportunity to engage in the European Standard making process, enabling attendees to improve the reliability, and increase the value of, their products. Furthermore, as the Plugfest team sit on the board of the American RDM Standards group (ESTA), this is an opportunity to find out more about RDM and create products which have a wider reach.
PLASA has negotiated specially reduced rates at the hotel, allowing attendees to stay overnight and socialise with a valuable peer network they may

british-groveGateway re-launches training initiative
Tuesday, 20 March 2018

UK - Dave Ward, founder of Gateway Studio and the Gateway School has announced the re-opening of Gateway Professional Development Training.
“We are re-starting the industry training courses that we originally planned with the APRS (Association of Professional Recording Services). They are designed for professionals in the Creative Industries who would like a better understanding of the various disciplines outside their own specialist experience or expertise.
They may be managers or administrators as well as operators. Plans are also underway for specialist courses for teachers”, explained Ward.
The first course, designed to give a greater understanding of the world of recording and music production, will be held at Mark Knopfler's British Grove Studios in West London. It will run over two days, Saturday, 12 May and Sunday 13 May 2018. It will be led by Dave Ward and Dave Harries alongside British Grove manager, David Stewart. To book places contact Francesca Smith:
Similar courses starting in 2018 will include an essential guide to the jargon and technology within the Film and TV world, as well as courses on audio post production.
Ward added, “As our technologies converge, we all need to know a bit about what each other does; we don't actually need to be able to do it. We need information to be more effective, to communicate and indeed to survive. Change comes upon us so quickly, the more we know the better equipped we will be.”
(Jim Evans)

green-hippoGreen Hippo masterclass draws international crowd
Wednesday, 14 March 2018

UK - Green Hippo held its 3D Projection Mapping Masterclass at Down Hall Hotel and Spa in Essex this month. The Masterclass training course explored all things SHAPE and 3D projection mapping and attracted participants from Dubai, Greece, Hungary, Switzerland and the UK.
The 3D Projection Mapping Masterclass event involved 10 members of Green Hippo, plus two representatives from A.C. Entertainment Technologies, Green Hippo’s UK distributor and two trainers from Notch, the real-time visual creation tool that keeps up with your ideas.
A special aspect of this course was the opportunity for attendees to get ‘hands on’ 3D projection mapping experience. At the end of the day, once classroom sessions, delegates headed outdoors to pre-prepared projection mapping stations, equipped with Green Hippo kit, and eight HD Panasonic projectors, provided by VER.
The beginners’ area (at the beginning of the course, the Masterclass was divided into two groups based on knowledge of SHAPE) counted four stations, all equipped with Hippotizer Taiga Media Servers or Hippotizer Taiga+, and each powering a projector. The advanced section was set up with a Hippotizer Montane+ outputting into a single 4K feed, splitting into four HD outputs via an Fx4 SDI. With practical input from the training team, the first group lined up the four projectors to produce a singular output, which was projected on to the building. The Montane+ system controlled four projectors each covering a section of a different building.
Day one ended with dinner and drinks in the hotel and d

theatre-studies-photo-credit-michael-oreilly-webRose Bruford launches online Theatre Studies degree
Monday, 12 March 2018

UK - Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is launching a full-time online BA (Hons) Theatre Studies degree that will start this September.
The course, set to cost from £5,760 per year, is described as an affordable alternative to traditional undergraduate programmes, where students typically cover tuition fees of up to £9,250 in addition to living costs.
The course will be accessible from anywhere in the world and will offer a range of online modules led by a team of expert practitioner-academics, who will provide theoretical and practice-based perspectives as they study working theatres, practitioners, playwrights and directors alongside theatre studies at large.
Programme director, Jayne Richards, comments: “Using our experience of developing a part-time online programme for mature students, we believe we have created a comprehensive but flexible programme of study to equip a diverse range of students.
“They will receive a rigorous academic grounding in the practices, histories, contexts and methodologies of a very wide spectrum of theatre and performance-related subjects, as well as core transferable skills, which they can use in their chosen profession.”
The College, which has been running a part-time distance learning programme in Theatre Studies for over 20 years, also offers flexible online programmes in BA (Hons) Music Studies and BA (Hons) Opera Studies. Full course and application details can be found at
(Jim Evans)

hogfactor1180x4351High End launches Hog Factor USA 2018
Friday, 9 March 2018

USA - High End Systems has launched HogFactor USA 2018, the company’s annual two-phase collegiate lighting programming competition held in conjunction with major trade shows in North America and across the globe.
Universities are now invited to enter teams of up to three students. The submission deadline is 30 June and over 20 collegiate teams have already signed up to participate in Phase One. To enter, each team is required to provide a performance lighting piece programmed on a Hog or Hog 4 PC that can be downloaded for free with a special demo version of Light Converse visualisation.
Three teams will be shortlisted by 31 July to participate in Phase Two and programme a performance lighting piece based on High End Systems’ 2018 LDI booth design. The teams will then be invited to perform their shows live at LDI on 19 October (Friday) at the High End Systems booth, where the winners will be announced.
High End Systems’ Paul Hancock comments: “We are looking forward to this year’s Hog Factor competition. Just like our parent company, High End Systems is committed to cultivating the next generation of Hog programmers. The popularity of this competition has grown exponentially each year, and the complexity of work is constantly improving. I cannot wait to see what the students achieve this year.”
ETC vice-president of marketing, David Lincecum, adds: “HogFactor is exciting, rewarding and educational for the students, but equally so for the crowds that watch! The audience is really engaged in every beat of the performance.”

hospital-club-march-19-flyer-v2HD Pro Audio schedules London workshop
Wednesday, 7 March 2018

UK - HD Pro Audio's next technology workshop is taking place at London's Hospital Club in the Oak Room in Covent Garden on 19 March from 11am to 5pm GMT.
The presentations will include system design, setup and pro tips for Yamaha CL and QL consoles with RIO interfaces and a session on the new Shure Axient digital wireless microphones with Wireless Workbench 6 software.
There will also be a demonstration of the new KOS 3.0 software, which introduces a host of new features including parametric EQ for KLANG:technologies unique 3D In Ear Mixing system. Audinate's Dante audio network protocol will also be a common theme throughout.
Manufacturers' representatives will be on hand to provide an overview of all technologies on show as well as hands-on demonstrations.
The event is free but numbers are limited, so anyone wishing to attend should book their place as soon as possible online at or by email at
(Jim Evans)

delhipartnermeetingAtlona On Tour Roadshow visits India
Wednesday, 28 February 2018

India - The Atlona On-Tour Roadshow, the company’s residential AV roadshow, recently wrapped its first leg in Mumbai, India following events in Delhi and Bangalore.
The ‘Zero to 60Hz’ training sessions focused on education and pain points for AV professionals aiming to keep pace with the latest industry trends. Each day-long event offered focused segments on AV over IP, BYOD-powered collaboration, and networked control from Atlona Academy trainers, followed by an open house period for networking, hands-on product trainings, and personalized Q&A opportunities.
“We’ve reached a critical point in time where end-users in corporate, higher education and other facilities are confident and ready to move forward with transitioning their AV operations to the network,” said Sanket Sawant, Atlona’s director of business development, Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. “With better-then-expected turnout of more than 60 attendees at each stop, these sessions were built to help our partners accelerate these transitions from systems design and integration perspective.”
Parallel to each event, the Atlona Academy team conducted specialised trainings for regional dealers. This included Atlona Level 100 and 200 certifications for sales and technical teams, as well as InfoComm RUs that can be leverage for CTS certification renewals. Specific demonstrations of Atlona’s OmniStream AV over IP platform, Velocity networked control solution, SW-510w BYOD presentation switcher, and HDVS-300 soft conferencing codec were also made available to all at

prolyte-campus-01Prolyte Campus 2018 Cape Town
Tuesday, 27 February 2018

South Africa - DWR is presenting Prolyte Campus, a Prolyte Group training initiative, with guest speaker Ruud de Deugd from Prolyte on 13-16 March.
Prolyte Campus offers a complete programme of learning activities to create awareness on the safe use of Prolyte products.
(Jim Evans)

backstage-imageLeading brands on show at The Backstage Centre
Tuesday, 20 February 2018

UK - The Backstage Centre will host open days on 1-2 March, inviting visitors to discover and demo new products from leading professional brands including JTS, FBT, ADJ, Allen & Heath, DuraTruss, Elation Lighting, 5 Star Cases, JTS Microphones and Titan Power.
Sat in Purfleet’s High House Production Park 11 miles east of London City Airport, the Backstage Centre has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the UK’s best-equipped production and rehearsal destinations.
Taking place within the facility’s sound stage, The Backstage Event will feature demonstrations of a wealth of FBT audio solutions. Rental companies and live engineers will hear why the dual 10” Muse line array, twinned with the Mitus 218SA, has already proven itself in more than 4,000 projects worldwide. Installers will have the chance to test the weather resistance of FBT’s IP55-rated Shadow loudspeakers, as well as the sharp Italian good looks of the Archon, Subline and Ventis series.
Alongside FBT, participating brands will include ADJ, Allen & Heath, DuraTruss, Elation Lighting, 5 Star Cases, JTS Microphones and Titan Power. Guests will be invited to network freely with refreshments to hand, while testing and evaluating products in a relaxed but professional environment, including listening sessions and hands-on testing. Starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm, both days will begin with seminars, followed by afternoon demonstrations and more.
“This is a great opportunity for rental companies, front of house and monitor engineers, and all members of the

aesmilanlogoAES Milan explores The Power of Sound
Thursday, 15 February 2018

Italy - The Audio Engineering Society has announced the membership of the organising committee for the 144th International AES Convention and Exposition, taking place in Milan, Italy, 23-26 May at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre.
Embracing this year’s theme - The Power of Sound - the convention will be co-chaired by Alberto Pinto (professor - CESMA, NUCT University, Stanford University) and Nadja Wallaszkovits (chief audio engineer - Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences and AES President-Elect), who have assembled a team of leading audio professionals to organize the events and presentations for Europe’s largest professional audio education, networking and gear exhibition of the year.
“Throughout their 70-year history,” says Wallaskovits, “AES conventions have gathered the foremost minds in audio to educate and connect with attendees. AES Milan 2018 will carry on that tradition in Northern Italy - not only a wonderful locale, but also home to numerous prominent professional audio manufacturers.”
“AES Milan is offering Workshops and Tutorials from across the broad range of audio engineering specialties,” adds Piotrowska. Sessions will include 3D Audio, Sound Reinforcement, Sound for Cinema, Sound for VR, Multichannel Audio, Recording and Production and Room Acoustics.
“Convention attendees can share and expand their audio knowledge from the fundamentals through to the latest technologies,” she furthers. “New media - AR and VR, game sound, immersive audio, mobile platforms - will be the focus of num

plasa-trainingPLASA professional development training events confirmed
Tuesday, 13 February 2018

UK - PLASA has announced a new programme of professional development and networking events to support members and non-members working within the industry.
The training courses and workshops have been developed to be relevant to the current business climate and aim to provide cost-effective, tailored professional development. Every PD event will host a limited number of delegates allowing for a personalised and supportive experience with specialist tutors.
The first training event of the year is a two-part course for Sales Management Training on 20 March and 8 May. This course is aimed at sales managers who wish to significantly improve their team’s sales performance, those in a technical role who have been promoted to managing sales, or senior company members in need of a refresh.
Steve Ramos of Rosco, who previously attended this course, comments: "The sales management course run by PLASA was focused on the industry we live in enabling us to very quickly identify and learn from the challenges that were common to each attendee."
An intensive one-day workshop in Brand, Communication and Strategy takes place on 28 February which explores the importance of developing unique branding, strong marketing and clear communications for business growth. This workshop is the ideal opportunity to learn how to stand out in a loud and crowded marketplace.
Gareth Coleman, director of international sales for OHM (UK) attended this workshop last year and adds: "This fantastic group-based course has equipped me with the necessary skills (and beyond) to

rcf-open-dayNitelites to repeat RCF Sage open day
Tuesday, 13 February 2018

UK - Following the success of last year’s open day, Nitelites will again be hosting an RCF showcase at the Sage Gateshead on 27 March between 10am-5pm.
The event will feature a full demonstration of four key new systems. The HDL30-A, NX32-A and NX45-A will be rigged and presented to sound professionals for the first time in the UK, while the smaller HDL6-A - shown in prototype last year - will now be fired up as a full working model.
The latest HDL systems are part of RCF’s D-Line range of active composite line array enclosures, which have proved popular with rental companies and installers alike. The NX series of active speakers will demonstrate their versatility either as a stand-alone system, satellite-fills or stage monitor.
“RCF product specialists will be on hand to advise and answer questions, and visitors will have the opportunity to inspect the products at close quarters, as well as walk the room as we switch between the different systems. We are delighted that our partners Nitelites have once agreed to host this following the success we had last year.”
(Jim Evans)

vectorworksVectorworks training at DWR Distribution
Tuesday, 13 February 2018

South Africa - Both beginner and advanced users are catered for at DWR Distribution’s Vectorworks training sessions presented by Francois van der Merwe. The dates range from 12 to 16 March and delegates are able to choose if they would like to patriate in one or more training sessions hosted over this time.
The basic training will be held on 12 March and delegates can expect to discover the fundamentals of Vectorworks with topics covered such as Layouts, Balettes, Basic Tools, Classes and Layers. The cost for this one-day training session is R850.
Intermediate Training will be held on 13 & 14 March. Here Francois will discuss preferences, Basic Spotlight, Basic Renderworks and Intermediate Tools. The cost for this two-day course is R1 700.00.
Advanced Users are invited to participate in training held from 15 & 16 March. The exciting module will cover working lanes, Advanced Modelling and Advanced Renderworks. The cost is R1 700.
Training will be held every day from 9 am to 5 pm and will be hosted at DWR Distribution. Bookings can be made online.
(Jim Evans)

vectorworksVectorworks Design Summit set for November
Thursday, 8 February 2018

USA - For the fourth year in a row, global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. invites design professionals, educators and students in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries to the annual Vectorworks Design Summit. The Summit will take place from 4-6 November, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, and this training experience will consist of industry workshops, inspirational design and networking.
“The architecture and landscape in Arizona are very different from the city backdrops we have had in the last three years, and I think our customers will enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives to enjoy this scenic desert location,” said Nicole Davison, vice president of sales at Vectorworks, who is originally from Tucson. “The weather in November will be beautiful and allow us to network outside and enjoy the mountains, sun and native Arizona landscape.”
Located in the Sonoran Desert, the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass celebrates the Gila River Indian heritage and culture, offering a quiet serenity combined with a high-tech hotel experience. Attendees are encouraged to extend their stay and enjoy everything the resort has to offer, including an 18-hole golf course, horseback riding, a world-class spa and much more.
The call for speakers and trainers at the Vectorworks Design Summit is currently open. Presentations should be one or two hours and cover best practices, efficiency gains, tips, tricks or techniques that streamline workflows and empower design

collective-works-final-copyProduction design training at DWR
Friday, 2 February 2018

South Africa - DWR Distribution has announced a training course presented by Joshua Cutts and Christopher Bolton of Collective Works. Production Design - The Responsibility of a modern-day designer will be held from 20-22 February from 9am to 5pm.
The three-day course will cover topics such as an Introduction to Design, Hands-on Design Workshop, Console and Layout Planning, Programming for Music, Colour Theory, Networking and Protocols, Media Servers and Show Integration, Pixel Mapping and Timecode Programming. As leaders in their field, Josh and Chris will also share programming tips and tricks.
Hosted at DWR Distribution in Laserpark, Honeydew, the cost is R2 880.00 per delegate and includes light refreshments and lunch.Bookings can be made on line.
(Jim Evans)

musikmesseprolight-sounda3eThe Future of Audio + Music Technology at Frankfurt
Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Germany - For the first time at Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound, A3E (Advanced Audio + Application Exchange) is organising a professional-development programme within the framework of the trade-fairs. The Future of Audio + Music Technology conference will be held in Room ‘Entende’ on Level 4c of Hall 4 on Friday, 13 April 2018 and cover a range of topics relevant to the global music industry.
A3E is a leading industry resource dedicated to the future of advanced audio applications and new music technologies. The conference will be conducted in English and admission is free of charge for all Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound visitors.
The key topics to be covered by the conference include: The global musician – next generation cloud DAWs for worldwide collaboration; Wearable technology for musicians; Designing products for the wireless musician; Virtual & augmented reality for studio production and live performance; Touchscreen apps and controllers for the studio and stage; App integration for traditional instruments and Artificial Intelligence & machine learning.
“As a future-oriented platform, we are committed to promoting the transfer of information in the industry,” says Michael Biwer of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH. “We are delighted to team up with A3E, an organisation that enjoys a first-class reputation among professionals in the audio segment, to implement a high-grade educational conference. The Future of Audio + Music programme is aimed at developers of audio solutions and at musicians, producers and soun

martin-audio-webinarsMartin Audio extends webinar training
Tuesday, 23 January 2018

UK - Owing to popular demand, Martin Audio has extended its series of monthly educational webinars to include additional products, software platforms and guest presenters on application deployment.
The live sessions, which started in October 2017 and were initially conducted by members of the product support group, are available free-of-charge and also provide the opportunity for an interactive Q&A.
Martin Audio's director of marketing, James King, commented, “We’ve been delighted with the take-up so far, with over 100 people participating in each of the modules around the world. Such has been the success that we’ve extended the modules to cover more products and software, and I’m delighted to announce we are also introducing guest speakers.” The first of these will be eminent FOH engineer, Simon Honywill.
“Simon has been a long term advocate of Martin Audio and his experiences of MLA in particular are rich and engaging,” continued King. “I’m delighted that he will conduct two new webinars - one on MLA Mini and one on MLA at Festivals.”
Simon Honywill added, “I’m delighted to take part in this series. I have lots of insights and stories to share which I think will be of interest to fellow professionals in how to maximise the use of Martin Audio products, particularly the MLA series.”
(Jim Evans)

ike-zimbelProfessional Wireless training at AES@NAMM
Friday, 19 January 2018

USA - Wireless touring professional Ike Zimbel will provide introduction and training for both Professional Wireless IAS software and the Radio Active Designs UV-1G wireless intercom system during AES@NAMM.
The two-hour training sessions are part of the Entertainment Wireless Academy sessions offered during AES@NAMM and will take place on Thursday 25 January, 1-3 pm and Friday, 26 January, 3-5 pm at the Anaheim Hilton.
Zimbel explains, “Professional Wireless’ Intermodulation Analysis System (IAS) software if the industry standard frequency coordination software that has been used on every major sporting and broadcast event since its inception.”
The interactive session will cover the entire program including finding local off-air TV channels and importing your own scan, band planning, recalculating a coordination when moving between venues and tips and tricks to deal with very high channel count events.
In addition, Zimbel will take participants through the Radio Active Designs UV-1G wireless intercom system from base station to belt pack. Topics covered will include Analog RF transmission scheme, best practices for set-up and deployment, using the GUI to program bases and belts, "Scene" memory in belt packs and why the UV-1G makes the most sense for your intercom inventory.
“Available UHF bandwidth is being reduced to just (at most) 150MHz from the current 222MHz, making spectral efficiency of paramount importance,” adds Zimbel. “With the very small footprint of the UV-1G UHF transmit frequencies and the fact that the belt pa

martin-audio-open-day-2Martin Audio extends open day programme
Tuesday, 16 January 2018

UK - Martin Audio will be hosting three open days at their High Wycombe HQ between 13-15 March.
The company is inviting rental companies, FOH and monitor engineers and other members of the touring community to better understand its product range and enjoy extensive listening at its offices as it won’t be attending Prolight + Sound 2018 in April in Frankfurt.
The product selection will include many of the company’s solutions for a wide range of rental staging applications, including Wavefront Precision optimised line arrays, iKON amplifiers, XE and LE Series monitors, as well as the hugely popular CDD-LIVE and BlacklineX.
Martin Audio managing director, Dom Harter, says: “When we staged our first series of open days back in September we were overwhelmed by the response. Therefore when it came to scheduling a similar event in the Spring it was logical to extend it to six sessions covering an extra day, to give our customers greater flexibility.
“The event takes on additional significance given the success of our new live sound portfolio over the past 12 months. For anyone who misses us at ISE in February, High Wycombe HQ is the place to be.”
In addition to sound demos, the open days will also include tours of the factory and refreshments.
(Jim Evans)


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