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Prolight + Sound 2017 Presents New ‘Silent Stage’

Friday, February 24th, 2017

09 PL+SThe coming Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, Germany, happening April 4-7, 2017, will introduce visitors to the silent-stage concept with a new special area and give event-technology professionals and musicians the chance to learn how this stage set-up can help improve not only the mix, but also the performance of musical acts. The advantages of a silent stage will be explained and opportunities for implementing the concept illustrated by live demonstrations featuring a presenter and band.

Numerous event-technology companies are involved in realising the special area and will be showing their products and technologies there. They include Audio-Technica, Box of Doom, Cymatic Audio, Fischer Amps, Hearsafe, InEar, Kemper, Klang Technologies, and Vision Ears.

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InfoComm Show 2017 Registration Open; Emerging Trends Day Introduced

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

InfoComm 2016InfoComm International, in partnership with IMCCA, will host a day of emerging trends education on Tuesday, June 13, the day before the InfoComm 2017 show floor opens at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The special day of insight into the future of the AV industry will feature the inaugural class of Emerging Trends Fellows— experts chosen for their knowledge of a cross-section of critical technology areas.

Registration for InfoComm 2017 is officially open at infocommshow.org. InfoComm 2017 takes place June 10-16 (exhibits: June 14-16).

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Prolight + Sound 2017 to Focus on Visitor Experience

Friday, January 27th, 2017
Photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition/Pietro Sutera

Photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition/Pietro Sutera

Prolight + Sound 2017, which runs April 4-7 in Frankfurt, Germany, will again be staged in the eastern part of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, as it was for the first time in 2016, which allows the fair to expand the spectrum of products and services, with many exhibitors boasting bigger presentations than before.

An improved visitor-guidance system compared to last year is meant to make it easier for visitors to find the individual product groups. Moreover, there will be separate, clearly laid-out brochures for “special interest” product groups, which bring together the appropriate exhibitors from the various segments. These Quickfinders will be available for the Broadcast, Production & Recording, Stage & Theatre, Media Technology & System Integration, and Event & Congress product segments. Exhibitors from the individual special interest segments can also be found directly via the online search engine of the Prolight + Sound website and the Prolight + Sound app.

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Whites’ Announces Expanded February Freeze Tech Showcase for Next Month

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Feb Freeze 1William F. White International Inc. (Whites) has announced the return of its yearly technology showcase, The February Freeze.  This pre-NAB exhibit known for bringing together some of the brightest minds in the business with the latest innovations and technologies, will return to Toronto’s largest production support complex, the William F. White Centre, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, from 12-8p.m.

“For this year’s Freeze, along with rolling out the industry’s most cutting-edge innovations, we’re extremely excited to shine the spotlight on two major new initiatives at Whites: Our recently-launched Whites Camera department and newly-relocated Whites LES,” says Whites Chairman/CEO, Paul Bronfman.  “These tremendous new facilities, which are located right here at William F. White Centre, are sure to blow all of our guests away as we continue to enhance our company with integrated complimentary services that are designed to add further value and convenience for our clients.”

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Theatre Sound Designer Peter McBoyle to Present at AES Toronto’s December Meeting

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

peter_mcboyleThe Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced that it’s next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 and will feature accomplished theatre sound designer Peter McBoyle discussing his career and specific productions, including this summer’s Stratford Festival production of A Chorus Line.

About the Event

Sound design for live musical theatre productions has significantly benefited from technological developments in digital audio and digital signal processing in recent years.

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Backstage Access Production Expo Returning to Edmonton’s Jubilee Auditorium

Friday, November 18th, 2016

add3-backstageaccessThe Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton is set to host Backstage Access: Production Expo on March 28, 2017. This event will provide an opportunity for arts and cultural organizations from a wide range of performance spaces to attend technical and production, seminars, and to see the newest technological advances in equipment in a one day trade show.

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Registration Now Open for Expo-Scene 2017

Monday, October 24th, 2016
Photo by: Marco Laperrière EXPO-SCÈNE 2016

EXPO-SCÈNE 2016 [Photo by: Marco Laperrière]

CITT/ICTS is preparing to welcome more than 60 exhibitors and over 1,200 visitors to Montral for the third annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which is returning to the Palais des congrès de Montréal on April 12-13, 2017. Expo-Scene is currently the only major Canadian event dedicated to professionals in the pro audio, sound, lighting, audiovisual, video, and multimedia technologies.

Last year, organizers increased the exhibit space by 50 per cent and scheduled more seminars and workshops, which covered health and safety, new and future technologies, and real-world technical advice.

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Dante Training Program to be Offered at The 2017 NAMM Show

Monday, October 24th, 2016

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TEC Tracks session [Photo: Getty Images for NAMM]

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced it will feature Dante training and certification sessions on Jan. 20-21 at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.The sessions will be presented at the show by Audinate, and will offer attendees the opportunity to experience an intensive two-days of hands-on training as part of the company’s Dante Certification Program. As an added programming bonus, TEC Tracks at The NAMM Show will host a special “Introduction to Dante” session during its newly-announced Live Sound Day on Thursday, Jan. 19. On that day, participants can learn more about the multi-channel, digital media networking protocol.

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2017 NAMM TEC Awards Nominees Revealed

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
[Photo: Courtesy NAMM/TEC Awards]

[Photo: Courtesy NAMM/TEC Awards]

The NAMM Foundation has announced  nominees for its 32nd annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in the categories of Outstanding Technical and Creative Achievement. Stand-up comedian and actor Sinbad will return for his third straight year as host. The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live sound, films, television, and video games.

More than 900 products and projects were considered during the nomination process. This year’s Outstanding Technical Achievement Nominees were chosen across 23 categories and include selections in two new categories: Audio Education Technology and DJ Production Technology – Hardware/Software.

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Registration Open for IMSTA FESTA Toronto; Boi-1da to Give Keynote

Thursday, September 1st, 2016
Producer Jimmy Douglass at IMSTA FESTA Toronto 2015

Producer Jimmy Douglass at IMSTA FESTA Toronto 2015

Registration is now open for the third annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto show, which is heading back to Ryerson University on Saturday Oct. 15, 2016. As well, organizers have annoucned that Canadian hip-hop producer Boi-1da’s keynote address and Q&A will headline the educational program. Presented by the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA), the IMSTA FESTA events are held annually in Toronto, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles and showcase the latest music-making and production technologies as well as educational seminars and keynotes speeches and Q&As.

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