Seminar Programme

PLASA Shows are renowned for industry leading seminar content, which provide an opportunity to further your professional development and stay up to date with the latest technologies. Listen to talks from industry experts, get free business advice, and take part in hands on product demonstrations and workshops. Last year’s highlights included d&b audiotechnik, HOG4 training, MA Lighting console training from Ambersphere as well as industry organisations BECTU, the Association of Lighting Designers and Soulsound.


Seminar Programme

11:00 - 12:00
Precise and predictable performance goes one step further
Location: Bury Theatre
Technology has been moving fast in the pro audio world for some time, manufacturers are delivering products that are ever more powerful, efficient and better ... Read more
Oran Burns ,
 d&b Education and Application Support,
 d&b audiotechnik
12:15 - 13:15
Pro Audio Panel: Is Point Source Fighting Back
Location: Bury Theatre
Line array has had it all its own way for too long: the applications for point source loudspeakers are many and varied and some of ... Read more
Phil Ward ,
 Pro Audio Panel Chair
13:30 - 14:30
Visualisation at The Royal Opera House
Location: Bury Theatre
Visualisation is a key technology at The Royal Opera House, used to provide a virtual venue where all technical elements, especially lighting, can be prepared ... Read more
James Simpson ,
 Lighting Visualiser,
 The Royal Opera House
15:00 - 16:00
In Ear Monitoring - Getting It Right
Location: Bury Theatre
In Ear Monitoring presents a different set of challenges to using wedges. Justin will discuss how to get it right - impressions and moulds, maintenance ... Read more
Justin Grealy ,
 Soulsound
16:00 - 17:00
Working in the music industry if you’re not technical
Location: Bury Theatre
If pushing faders is not your forte but you still want to work in the music industry, never fear, you can! Justin & Darryn will ... Read more
Darryn de la Soul ,
 Soulsound
Justin Grealy ,
 Soulsound
11:00 - 12:00
Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment
Location: Wellington Room, level 1
An update on recent revisions of the technical standards. The session will also include a Q&A on safe working and compliance in the theatre industry ... Read more
Association of British Theatre Technicians ,
 ABTT
13:30 - 14:45
Self-Marketing for Success
Location: Wellington Room, level 1
This session is a must if you’re keen to strengthen your presence online to boost your job opportunities. Whether you’re just starting out, or more ... Read more
Liz Hardwick ,
 DigiEnable, in association with BECTU
14:00 - 16:30
The Riggers' Forum: Knot a Rigger
Location: Tower Gallery Room
Rigging doesn’t happen by magic on the day, it needs planning and co-ordination by someone competent. Legislation demands that when the time comes lifting operations are ... Read more
Chris Higgs ,
 Total Training
Harry Box ,
 UK Rigging
15:00 - 15:45
Danley Sound Labs and how their Synergy Horns are used at Disney and NFL stadiums.
Location: Wellington Room
Come and hear Danley Sound Labs first ever seminar in the UK by their very own Professor Doug Jones. Doug will be speaking about Danley’s ... Read more
Douglas Jones ,
 Danley Sound Labs
16:00 - 17:00
Transmission Line back-loading in Line Array systems and the art of flying Sub-woofers.
Location: Wellington Room
Daniele Massaccesi, International Sales Engineer for Axiom Professional Audio, will explain the advantages of the Transmission Line Back-Loading technology used in Axiom line arrays – ... Read more
Daniele Massaccesi ,
 International Sales Engineer,
 Axiom Professional Audio, in association with Proel
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 Proel

Training & Demos

10:00 - 11:00
Tour of BBC Yorkshire production facility in Leeds (AM)
Location: BBC Yorkshire Tour
Attendees will have the opportunity to see inside the BBC Yorkshire production facility in Leeds including a look at the TV and Radio Studios, CSO ... Read more
Mike Buttery ,
 Operations Manager,
 BBC Look North
10:30 - 11:30
Introduction to MagicQ (01)
Location: Lancelot Room, Holiday Inn Express
A 1 hour "hands on" introduction to MagicQ. Learn to use MagicQ, patch a new show, create Cues and FX. Uses MagicVis for Visualisation. Prior ... Read more
James Harrison ,
 ChamSys
11:30 - 12:30
Introduction to ChamSys MagicVis Visualisation and MagicHD Media Player (01)
Location: Lancelot Room, Holiday Inn Express
A 1 hour Introduction to MagicVis and MagicHD. Learn how to create your own complete lighting setups in ChamSys free MagicVis visualisation software and ... Read more
James Harrison ,
 ChamSys
12:00 - 13:30
MA Lighting dot2 lighting console training (ref: 01)
Location: Arthur Room, Holiday Inn Express
This ''free to attend 90 minute training session will provide an overview of all the features of the new MA Lighting dot2 lighting console, ... Read more
Thor André ,
 Ambersphere Solutions
13:30 - 14:30
Introduction to MagicQ (02)
Location: Lancelot Room, Holiday Inn Express
A 1 hour "hands on" introduction to MagicQ. Learn to use MagicQ, patch a new show, create Cues and FX. Uses MagicVis for Visualisation. Prior ... Read more
James Harrison ,
 ChamSys
14:30 - 16:00
MA Lighting dot2 lighting console training (ref: 02)
Location: Arthur Room, Holiday Inn Express
This 'free to attend’ 90 minute training session will provide an overview of all the features of the new MA Lighting dot2 lighting console, designed ... Read more
Thor André ,
 Ambersphere Solutions
14:30 - 15:30
Introduction to ChamSys MagicVis Visualisation and MagicHD Media Player (02)
Location: Lancelot Room, Holiday Inn Express
A 1 hour Introduction to MagicVis and MagicHD. Learn how to create your own complete lighting setups in ChamSys free MagicVis visualisation software and integrate media ... Read more
James Harrison ,
 ChamSys

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