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PLASA London 2013
Attracts New Exhibitors
PLASA London 2013 will feature more than 30
companies that did not exhibit in 2012, including
Pioneer, Samsung and Sony, while many existing
exhibitors have taken bigger stand space than last
year. PLASA London takes place at the ExCeL
Centre, London from October 6-9.
Jennie Barratt, show manager, PLASA London
2013 says: “PLASA London delivers an attractive
proposition to exhibitors, with over 12,000 high quality
visitors who are eager to see the latest technology
and are in a position of purchasing influence. We
are pleased to welcome both new and returning
exhibitors, from the industry giants to smaller yet
innovative brands, many of whom have new products
to present during the show.”
Alex Barrand, audio specialist at Pioneer, said: “We
are returning to PLASA after a few years’ hiatus as
it is the ideal platform from which to launch our new
Professional Audio business. We’re also delighted
to present the first public showcase of our club
speakers at PLASA.” Pioneer will demonstrate its
new speakers in PLASA London’s new AudioLab pro
audio arena, theatre and interactive lab.
Other exhibitors that are new for 2013 include
Samsung, Sony, Creative Technology, Aspen Media,
PRG, Pyrojunkies and Sound Network. Companies
including Shure, Martin Audio, Roland, SSE Audio
and Harman have increased their stand space this
year. PLASA London features over 250 exhibitors,
and to date over 85% of stand space has been sold –
an increase on previous years at this time.
Clay Paky at the Amadeus Austrian Music
Awards
Every year since 2000, the
most successful national and
international
musicians
in
Austria have received Amadeus
Austrian Music Awards in
different categories. It is the
most important pop music award
in Austria. MA Lighting and Clay
Paky products were among
those used during the recording
of the ceremony this year at the
Volkstheater in Vienna.
The lighting designer Matthias
Frank, the show light operator Matthias Schöffmann, the white light operator and MA
system technician Jürgen Erntl and the media server manager Stefan Kürzel counted –
among other things – on two grandMA2 light consoles, a grandMA2 fader wing, an MA
Network Processing Unit (NPU) and 80 Clay Paky Sharpys.
Matthias Frank commented on his use of the MA system: “It was critical in this production
for more than one operator to work in a network. However only the systems needed for
the console were visible thanks to its multi-user function. Our choice was also determined
by the grandMA2’s effects engine function, which allowed us to program the show quickly
and effectively.”
“Since the theatre stage looks like a box, I wanted to exploit the features of the venue,”
Frank said. “That’s why I called the project ‘Jack in the Box’. For the nine shows (Toten
Hosen, Sportfreunde Stiller, Christina Stürmer, Lukas Plöchl, etc.), I wanted to impress
everyone with fast lights with sharply defined beams. So our choice fell on Clay Paky
Sharpys.”
Thomas Wessely was in charge of technical project development and Lightpower
Austria provided the MA equipment.
photo: Andreas Tischler
www.claypaky.it
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